The Joy of Reading

“Shadow Project helps me with reading because I get more knowledge in my head.”
–Dreyona, 9


To date, students in The Shadow Project have earned over 18,000 books!  In fact, so many of our students were bringing home books to read with their families we created “Family Reading Kits” which include a special book, a mug, and packets of cocoa. Each summer we offer summer reading with the help of our partner, Court’s Kids, a wonderful organization that provides gently used books to students in special education.Family Reading Kits_smaller

Here’s what students and teachers are saying about The Shadow Project and reading:

“I’m getting better at reading. To get much better I’m going to read wherever I go.” Erin, 3rd grade

“One boy whose son struggles with reading brought home a copy of Charlotte’s Web. His mother thanked me for helping him select a book and told me, ‘We’ve been reading it together every night as a family. This has been the best experience we’ve had with reading in a really long time.’ The mom was stunned to learn that her son, who had once dreaded reading, spent his hard-earned Shadow Bucks on a book for his family to read together.” — Ann Foulger, special education teacher

“The Shadow Project has helped me by helping me read faster than I could. It helps me read lots of books. I want to be a spy when I grow up.” Elijah, 3rd grade

“The Shadow Project helps me by moving me to read. I hope it will help you too.”
–Breanne, 11