IT BEGAN WITH ONE BOY
Dyslexia and Attention Deficit Disorder made school hard for Alex. Every day he struggled to read, focus, and follow directions. But he’d stuck with it, earning a thrifted stuffed cat from his special education teacher. Alex beamed with pride.
Little did he know that disaster would strike. His puppy Shadow chewed up Garfield. Alex’s mom, Christy, offered to buy him a new stuffed animal.
“It wouldn’t be the same! Garfield was special because I earned him,” Alex said.
THE SHADOW PROJECT WAS BORN
So she worked with her son’s special ed teacher to create a program that celebrates the strengths of kids who learn differently. Alex named the program after this dog.
Since then, The Shadow Project has helped over 15,000 children discover they are capable and courageous learners.
Click here to see the award winning children’s book based on Alex’s story.
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The Shadow Project is dedicated to making school more accessible and engaging for children with learning challenges, so they can achieve their full potential.
Working together, we can end the bias and low expectations that are the barriers to their success. Let’s make school a place where all children can thrive and belong.