Volunteer Spotlight: Kimber McDowell

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Volunteer Spotlight: Kimber McDowell

In honor of National Mentoring Month, we chatted with one of our volunteer Reading Mentors, Kimber McDowell, to hear more about her experience. During COVID-19, Kimber and her mentees meet virtually for reading practice and connection with peers while remote school continues.

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December 2020 Newsletter

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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