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WHO WE ARE
 
Unlock greatness in the 1 in 5 who learn differently. That's Eye to Eye's vision, as the only national organization run by and for people with learning "disabilities" such as dyslexia and ADHD. From one-on-one mentoring and inspiring speakers to large-scale culture change, Eye to Eye's outcomes focus on the strengthening of essential social-emotional skills, including self-esteem, self-advocacy, and community building.
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STUDENT OUTCOMES

Experience with thousands of students labeled with LD / ADHD tells us that the Eye to Eye model of mentoring relationships works. Independent academic research has confirmed this as well. Research conducted by an evaluator from Teachers College, Columbia University over the past five years shows that students with LD / ADHD have seen improvement in the following areas after being mentored in Eye to Eye:

  • SELF-ESTEEM
    85% of students felt better about themselves.
  • POSITIVE ROLE MODELING
    82% reported that their Mentor was the kind of student they wanted to be.
  • HOPE FOR THE FUTURE
    87% reported that their Mentor helped them to think about their future positively.

  • SELF-ADVOCACY
    73% believed that their Mentor helped them learn how to ask for the things they need in order to do well in school.
  • ACADEMIC EMPOWERMENT
    87% reported, "Being a part of Eye to Eye got me to think about what I am good at."

Students in the program also demonstrated an increased knowledge of accommodations available in elementary, middle, or high school, as well as their availability in college. In addition, they showed a positive integration of learning differences and their LD / ADHD label into their identities. For the past 20 years, research has consistently demonstrated that these skills are fundamental to the successful transition of youth with learning disabilities into higher education and the workforce. Eye to Eye helps all participants in the areas of self-perception, metacognition, attitude toward school and the academic community, and self-advocacy behaviors.

MENTEES AREN'T THE ONLY ONES TO BENEFIT

Research conducted with Eye to Eye Mentors also reveals that:

  • 89% felt that being part of Eye to Eye made them better advocates for themselves as students with learning differences.
  • 81% agreed or strongly agreed that Eye to Eye helped them to think about their own learning style and metacognitive skills.
  • 90% strongly agreed that being part of Eye to Eye helped them think differently about their strengths.
  • 86% believed that Eye to Eye had a positive impact on their self-esteem.
  • 95% reported that because they felt like part of a real community (often for the first time) their self-confidence and self-esteem improved, as did their ability to advocate for themselves.
 
 
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