Annenberg People’s Choice Award Video

The Shadow Project short film was one of 5 finalists for the Explore/HATCH award, a project of The Annenberg Foundation to document organizations and individuals making a difference in the world.

The Shadow Project was honored to be among finalists, including the winning entry, about a program that treats traumatically injured solders. And we were thrilled to win the Audience Vote with 45%! The Shadow video has been posted on the explore.org website and the film will be announced as the competition’s audience winner at …

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Audiobook Mentoring Life-Changing for Timbers Mascot

Audiobook Mentoring Life-Changing for Timbers Mascot

Portland Timbers mascot Joey Webber visits a lot of schools. But becoming a reading coach in The Shadow Project’s schools has proved life changing.

“This is one of the best things going on in my life right now,” says Timber Joey, who knows what it’s like to have a reading challenge. “Reading coaching has made such an impact on my life.”

Timber Joey volunteers with Shadow kids one- to two-times a week, meeting with students in special education to talk about books and set reading goals, download audiobooks, …

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Portland Timbers Team with Shadow Project

Portland Timbers Team with Shadow Project

A visit to a special education classroom to see firsthand how sensory tools benefit Shadow Project students led The Portland Timbers to collaborate with us on making their guest services suite in Providence Park more inviting for visitors.

After meeting students at Rosa Parks Elementary and hearing how sensory tools—handheld items that squish, shake, or move—help develop self-regulation in the classroom, Timber Joey and his colleagues wanted to make the stadium more inclusive for families. They asked The Shadow Project for recipes to create gel bags …

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Shadow Student has “A” in Reading

Shadow Student has “A” in Reading

Shadow kid Johnny, who many of our readers have been following since last spring because of his reading struggles due to severe dyslexia, has transitioned well to middle school, and received an “A” in reading on his most recent report card. Watch Johnny’s story by clicking here.

“Johnny is doing much, much better,” says mom, Rosa, who six months ago was worried about her son’s future. “He is a normal kid. Now, I am not frustrated and worried.”

Rosa had good reason to worry. Two grade levels …

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Sensory Tools at Rosa Parks

In this short video, The Oregon Cultural Trust features The Shadow Project’s SuperSensory Literacy Space at Rosa Parks Elementary.

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