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Update on Kildonan's Eye to Eye Chapter
Posted 05/20/2014 03:20PM

Kildonan’s Eye to Eye students travel to nearby Dover Elementary School each week to meet with a group of younger students who are labeled LD/ADHD.  The Kildonan students and Dover Elementary students work together using art to build a connection between their shared experiences with difficulties in learning. Taking place in an art room format, a recent art project involved the mentors and mentees creating plaster casts of their hands, which are joined together in a creative way.  The project represents the "permanent bond" the younger students make with their mentors.  While the projects themselves provide enjoyment for the students, in particular messy projects such as this one, the artwork is intended to serve as a means by which the mentees gain empowerment.  During the process of completing the project, the mentors will speak about their diagnosis of dyslexia and/or ADHD.  One younger student remarked to his parent, "Mom, I love Eye to Eye, because there are kids just like me!"

Students in Kildonan's Chapter of Eye to Eye are planning to travel to San Francisco in the spring in order to attend the Education Revolution Conference, which is organized by the Parents Education Network.  This will be the fourth year that our students will represent the school at the conference.

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