How to Make Learning Easier – Smart Kids With Learning Disabilities Announces 2011 Youth Achievement Award Contest
“The remarkable accomplishments of so many candidates for the Youth Achievement Award each year demonstrate the tremendous potential of these students, when they receive the support and confidence of their parents and teachers,”
Jane Ross; Executive Director
- The Youth Achievement Award is an annual nationwide contest that recognizes the strengths and accomplishments of students up to 19 years of age with learning disabilities or ADHD.
- The $1,000 award is given to a student with learning disabilities who demonstrates initiative, talent and determination which result in a notable accomplishment in any field, including art, music, math, sports of community service
- Parents, teachers, learning specialists, coaches or other students can submit a nomination by filling out an application in the Smart Kids With Learning Disabilities website – http://www.smartkidswithld.org/success-stories. All nominations should be submitted before February 15th.
- Students with learning disabilities are as intelligent as any other children and although they have some weaknesses in some areas, they also possess many strengths that give them the opportunity to succeed in other areas. It is very important that these students are recognized for their strengths as well.
- 2010 winner Melissa Rey was diagnosed with dyslexia in first grade. At 16 years old, she has won the 3M Young Scientist Challenge, was named America’s Top Young Scientist and has conducted science webinars for middle school students across the country!
To learn more about previous Youth Achievement Award winners, please visit: http://www.smartkidswithld.org/success-stories/youth-award-winners