Public invited to presentation on Eye to Eye mentor program

Mar 24, 2014 From staff reports

A presentation on Eye to Eye --a program that pairs learning-disabled children with high school and college mentors --will be given April 3 at Central Wyoming College. The event is open to the public.

CWC's foundation of special education class will host Spencer West, a University of Wyoming psychology major who is the student coordinator of the UW Eye to Eye chapter. The presentation will be at 2:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Health and Science Center.

Eye to Eye is a national movement that matches learning-disabled children with high school and college-aged students who have been similarly labeled. While growing up in Green River, West recognized he was a different kind of thinker. In the 11th grade he was diagnosed with dyslexia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Using an arts-based curriculum, mentors help the children they are paired with to understand their unique ways of learning and thinking to build self esteem and skills.

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