Let's Unlock Their Greatness Together!
What happens when your student who learns differently is empowered with the skills and resources to advocate for what they need? Based on more than twenty years of success, we’ve seen the transformative effect Eye to Eye's programming has on their sense of connectedness and confidence, and on their academic and personal success.
Through Eye to Eye's Programming
of mentors feel more comfortable advocating for themselves
of mentees would recommend Eye to Eye to a friend
of students strongly agreed that being part of Eye to Eye helped them think differently about their strengths
Start the Conversation
If your student’s school doesn’t currently offer Eye to Eye programming, you can play a critical role in helping us start the conversation about the importance of and need for these programs for students who learn differently.
Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. (CASEL)
More than two decades of research with an ever-growing field of empirical evidence
demonstrates that education promoting SEL leads to better academic and life outcomes for
students with learning differences, such as dyslexia and ADHD.
Students participating in SEL programs show:
• improved classroom behavior
• an increased ability to manage stress and depression
• and better attitudes about themselves, others, and school.
Guiding students through SEL skills helps them to understand and embrace their unique way of learning, gain confidence and advocate for what they need to be successful.
Eye to Eye is free for students! Many supporters of Eye to Eye have come together to make it possible for students to participate.
Eye to Eye's programs are facilitated through our partner schools. To find out if your student's school is participating in our programs, check out our school directory. Middle school students are also invited to participate in our free online program Learning Differently 101 for Students. High School and College students are also able to start an LD Alliance club at their school.
Programs vary in their specific activities, but the essence of the approach is for students to use their creativity to express their ideas and to cultivate community. Our programs are designed to improve students' social-emotional skills like self-esteem, perseverance, and self-advocacy through hands-on learning and project-based learning. By the end of the program, students will have the skills to participate actively in creating effective Individualized Education Plans (IEP,504 Plans) - proven to be the most successful tools to assist students with learning differences.
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