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☀️ Summer Goal Setting Program

A free, online program to support kids’ confidence, motivation and behavior

How does it work?

  • Parents/caregivers help their child set and work toward weekly goals
  • Children earn “Shadow Bucks” for making progress and reflecting on goals
  • Weekly email contains all the materials you need, video resources, and one-on-one support for parents

After the session, kids get to pick out celebratory items in an online Shadow Store, filled with fun books, art supplies, LEGOs and more!

Session 1: June 20 — July 17 (full)
Session 2: July 25 — August 21*

*Option to participate in family research study, see below

Space is limited. Register today!

What parents say…

“It was super easy to use”

“My son is starting to understand more independent action”

“Setting a realistic goal for summer is key”

“It helped give them something to look forward to”

🗓️ Session Schedule

Week 1:

  • Watch our video “Supporting Kids with Goal Setting”
  • Use our Example Goals and Worksheets to help your child a goal
  • Required: Complete your progress report

Week 2:

  • Check out “Spotlighting Small Victories” to fuel your child’s confidence
  • Track your child’s progress toward their goal using their worksheet
  • First weekly book drawing! 2 winners each week
  • Required: Complete your progress report

Week 3:

  • Keep setting goals with your child
  • Weekly book drawing!
  • Required: Complete your progress report

Week 4:

  • Reflect on progress and get ready to celebrate
  • Receive your total Shadow Bucks to spend in the Shadow Store
  • Weekly book drawing!
  • Required: Complete your progress report

After the session, your child will have access to the online Shadow Store to pick out fun books, art supplies, sensory tools, LEGOs, restaurant gift cards and more!

*Option to participate in family research study

In Session 2, The Shadow Project is partnering with Penn State University to run a study about the daily experiences of parents of children with special needs, especially around activities related to literacy. Parents that join this study will be asked to complete short (less than 5 minute) surveys in the two weeks leading up to Summer Goal Setting Session 2, and for two weeks after the session starting on July 25. You will be compensated for your time, up to $109.


You do not need to participate in the study to register for Session 2.

If you have any questions, please contact Program Manager, David Gamburd at or call/text (503) 944-9992.