Brent's story will resonate with so many people. And how nice to have footage of our event, showing how many kids in Dyslexia Buddy Network got to skate with Brent and hear his story in person.
What an honor to have John Rodrigues. His life story resonated with our youth. A special treat for the kids was that John helped hand out Award of Excellence ribbons to EVERY kid recognizing their hard work this school year! Be sure to watch the new documentary John is featured in - "Being You: Your Difference is Your Strength."
“Each of you has a special gift and talent that is above average, and makes you very, very special. People with dyslexia have unique skills, and above average talents," said award-winning songwriter, Darryl Duncan, to the Dyslexia Buddy Network.
As a result of Darryl's mentoring of a high school student in our organization, he enrolled in music production college. Read the inspiring story here.
Darryl's songs have been recorded on over 31 albums or motion pictures. He's written music for commercial product jingles for Toyota, Miller beer, BP/Amoco, McDonald’s, The Illinois State Lottery, Volkswagon, Kalahari Resorts, and more.
Download Shawn's Poems Here:
Scott Forsythe shares his inspiring story with the kids in the Dyslexia Buddy Network. His message about perseverance, assistive technology and self-advocacy left our kids feeling empowered.
Headstrong Nation: Inside the World of Dyslexia and ADHD
"Because I'm Dyslexic," from Dyslexic Advantage
Shane LeBaron taught our kids how to improve their golf swings, and shared his story of growing up with dyslexia. He played professional golf for three years. As a result of hearing Shane, a 4th grade boy decided to run for student council with the slogan, "Our differences are our strengths" and a 2nd grade boy decided to learn golf, "to be like Shane."
Shane is a Level 3 Jim Hardy “Plane Truth” Certified Instructor, has been voted by Golf Digest 2013 “Best Teachers in Your State”, and is a member of the Callaway Golf Master Staff. He was nominated in 2014 for Golf Magazine Top 100 Instructors.
Sophia's Dyslexia Fight Song
Sophia's video letter to her 5th grade teacher. She was diagnosed with dyslexia after a two year battle with the school district."
Ayden's Story - Having Dyslexia
I have dyslexia, but I'm a superhero!"
Ayden, 6th grade, Illinois
Learning Ally's YES! Program: Inspiring Youth Say What It's Like to Have Dyslexia
"Like a Dyslexic", made by a talented 12-year old girl in Australia who is a dyslexia advocate.