Mentor Spotlight: Kimber McDowell

January was National Mentoring Month! We chatted with one of our new Reading Mentors, Kimber McDowell, to hear more about her experience. Kimber has been volunteering with us since October 2020. She heard about The Shadow Project when looking for mentoring opportunities through her university’s community service board. As a

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Franklin Football Storytime

The Franklin High School Football team is offering hope to K-8 students in The Shadow Project through story-telling. Players are recording themselves reading children’s books while inspiring younger students with learning challenges to read and follow their dreams. Watch the videos with your child for some laughs, words of wisdom,

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Newsletter: December 2020

Why We Love Special Education Teachers On this Giving Tuesday, we express our appreciation for these dedicated teachers, whose work has never been more challenging than right now. Remote learning is an especially difficult format for children with disabilities. Despite being exhausted by the stresses of the pandemic, special ed teachers

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Dyslexia, A Very Different Journey for BIPOC Students

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month. This is close to our hearts at Shadow Project. We hear from parents every day who see their kids struggling with reading due to disabilities, and we know that in Oregon just 22% of 3rd graders with disabilities are proficient in reading. But here’s what we

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Why Les Schwab Tires Sponsors The Shadow Project

Aaron Smithers, Les Schwab Tires Store Manager in Portland, OR, explains why supporting The Shadow Project is more important now than ever. Les Schwab generously sponsors seven Portland schools to receive our Reading Mentoring program. Reading Mentoring pairs K-8 students who are struggling to read with a volunteer Reading Mentor

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