MIND: Mentoring, Inspiring and Nurturing Differences
Would you like to meet other students with learning differences?
Would you like to learn how to advocate for yourself in school?
Would you like to be a mentor in our community?
ABOUT MIND: PC READS’ Youth Program.
MIND holds four events during the school year: 2 social activities and 2 educational programs. Educational programs include a Self-Advocacy Workshop and an Assistive Technology Workshop. While initially designed for dyslexic students, programming is open to all Park City area students in grades K-12 with learning differences who would like to participate. Students in grades 8-12 are encouraged to apply to become MIND Mentors (more below!).
This year, MIND will be run by the mother & daughter pair: Elissa and Lindsey Aten. Lindsey is currently an 11th-grade student at The Winter Sports School and looks forward to planning events for everyone! MIND programs are supported by a grant from the Deer Valley Resort Fund.
BECOME A MIND MENTOR!
We are seeking students in grades 8-12 who would like to be role models for younger students with learning differences. MIND Mentors will share their school experiences and help run MIND programs throughout the year. Volunteer hours for school can be earned.
Application period is ongoing & applications will be reviewed upon receipt
OPEN GOOGLE FORM APPLICATION HERE
Meet a Few of Our MIND Youth Program Mentors
Students in grades 8-12 with learning difference
Students in grades 8 & 9 must have prior MIND experience*
Comfortable speaking with others about your learning difference
Strong self-advocacy skills
*Students in grades 8 & 9 without prior MIND experience can be considered for a mentor position after attending two MIND events.
Attend 2-3 training sessions
Assist with event preparation
Plan event ice-breakers
Attend all four events (if possible)
Prepare “your story” to share with others
Watch our past MIND Co-Chair, Antionette Gentempo, give her Park City TedxYouth talk.