NEW YORK–(COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Eye to Eye, a national non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the socio-emotional growth of students with learning differences and attention problems, is launching an awareness campaign to promote their Virtual Doors event open on October 12, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. EDT. As part of its commitment to ensuring that the diverse abilities, identities and experiences that make up the LD community are better represented, the open house brings together decision makers from higher education institutions and K-12 schools, parents, educators. and students to raise awareness of the Eye to Eye program offerings.
In a renewed commitment to equity, Eye to Eye aims to deepen its efforts to reach historically black colleges and universities (HBCU), Hispanic service institutions (HSI), and schools that receive Title I funding through nationwide. Currently, 78% of Eye to Eye partner colleges receive funding through Title I. However, less than 34% of the colleges that support these students receive the same funding. Eye to Eye’s goal is to ensure that all schools serving historically and primarily underserved and under-represented communities are aware of and can benefit from its programs.
“It is important for mentees to know that they can relate to their mentors based on a shared lived experience,” said David Flink, CEO of Eye to Eye, “and that representation is important to them. give the confidence to succeed.
During the October Open House, organized around Learning Disabilities Awareness Month, attendees will learn more about Eye to Eye’s offerings through three virtual tables: a peer mentoring station , a Learn Different Alliance (LD Alliance) station and a professional learning station for the educator station. Eye to Eye calls on community members from HBCUs, HSIs and schools that receive Title I funding to join the effort to help meet the national need for these support services, and invites them to participate in the day open house to find out how they can help.
Learn more at www.eyetoeyenational.org.
About Eye to Eye
Eye to Eye (eyetoeyenational.org) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to promoting socio-emotional growth in students with learning differences (such as dyslexia, ADHD) and attention problems . Since its inception, Eye to Eye has supported students who learn differently in 22 states and more than 100 colleges, high schools, and colleges. Eye to Eye’s peer mentoring program is delivered in a small group, with mentors (high school and college) learning differently by supporting mentees (college students) with similar identities. Mentors learn valuable leadership, advocacy and organizational skills, while mentees improve their self-esteem, persistence and advocacy. All students learn skills to advocate for what they need in the classroom to be successful. Eye to Eye’s curriculum emphasizes critical social and emotional skills such as metacognition and self-esteem, giving students self-awareness and confidence, characteristics that promote academic success. and personal.