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Mentors help students with learning disabilities gain confidence, become self-advocates

October 22, 2021

Via: K-12 Dive

Dana Dickens likes it when her former students check in with her and when they do, several will ask if their old school — P.S. 76, the Asa Philip Randolph School for the Humanities in New York City — still offers a specific mentoring program that they remember fondly but, to others, may seem like it would have difficulty attracting participants.

That’s because it meets on Fridays after school and it’s only for students with learning differences.

But for 14 years, the school’s Eye to Eye program has been the desired meeting place for middle school students struggling with attention, executive functioning, dyslexia and other learning disabilities.

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