Do You Learn Differently?
You’re in good company! Did you know 1 in 5 people have a Learning Disability (LD) and/or ADHD? It’s the most common type of disability! Learning disabilities, however, are invisible and frequently go undiagnosed. You can make the invisible visible by embracing your strengths, advocating for what you need, and sharing your story!
Eye to Eye uses the term learning differences to encompass specifically diagnosed learning disabilities (LD) and attention disorders (i.e. ADHD) as well as areas of executive functioning. At Eye to Eye, we’re working to eliminate the stigma of learning disabilities and attention disorders by reframing and celebrating them as the learning differences that they are.
Eye to Eye partners with schools to bring college and high school students who learn differently together with their similarly-identified younger peers in the middle grades. Weekly, mentors and mentees work together on art projects designed to help the younger students embrace their learning differences and develop social-emotional skills that promote their academic and personal success.
Eye to Eye is free for students! Many supporters of Eye to Eye have come together to make it possible for you to participate.
Take a look at our school directory. If you are a current student at any of our mentor schools and you have a learning disability and/or ADHD, you are qualified to be an Eye to Eye Mentor!
To become an Eye to Eye Mentor, you must:
• Have one or more learning or attention difference such as ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, or other processing, executive functioning, or language, math, or reading-based differences
• Be between the ages of 16 and 26 years old;
• Be currently enrolled as a student at a high school, college, or university that is a part of an Eye to Eye Chapter;
• Complete this Mentor Application Form and Mentor Agreement; Pass a criminal history background check;
• Complete the online Mentor Training.
All Eye to Eye Mentors commit to:
• Serve as a Mentor for the first and second semester of the academic year
• Attend all Eye to Eye weekly art rooms and events (typically 1 to 2 hours per week)
• Adhere to all program policies and be a positive role model for young people
• Be dependable and notify your Chapter Leaders if unable to attend an art room or event
• Help recruit additional mentors and mentees to grow the Eye to Eye program
Click here to register at a participating school!
Our chapters are based in colleges and high schools across the country and partner with nearby middle schools. Take a look at our school directory. If you are a current student at any of our mentee schools and you have a learning disability and/or ADHD, you are qualified to be an Eye to Eye Mentee! Mentee Requirements:
• Have one or more learning or attention differences such as ADHD, dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, or other processing, executive functioning, or language, math, or reading-based differences
• Must be in 5th - 8th grade
• Be currently enrolled as a student at an elementary or middle school that is a part of an Eye to Eye Chapter
Ask your parent or guardian to sign you up!
Yes! Elementary and Middle School students can participate in Learning Differently 101. Learning Differently 101 and Near-Peer Mentoring, and High School and College students can participate in Near-Peer Mentoring and the LD Alliance at the same time.
Eye to Eye's programs are facilitated through our partner schools. To find out if your school is participating in our programs, check out our Take a look at our school directory.
If Eye to Eye is not at your school yet, share this website with your family, a teacher, or your principal and tell them you want to bring Eye to Eye to your school! High School and College students can learn more about starting a chapter of the LD Alliance at their school here.
Yes! Check out our resources page for more information.