There is still time to apply!
Smart Kids with LD – Youth Achievement Award. This $1,000 award recognizes the strengths and accomplishments of young people with learning disabilities and ADHD.
It will be given to a student 19 or younger who has demonstrated initiative, talent and determination resulting in a notable accomplishment in any field—including art, music, science, math, athletics or community service.
Winners are nominated by a parent, teacher, mentor, coach, or self. Deadline! Applications must be submitted by February 28, 2012.
The award will be presented at the organization’s annual benefit on the evening of Friday, June 8, 2012 at the Stepping Stones Museum in Norwalk, Connecticut.
The winner of the 2011 Youth Achievement Award was Ryan Haggerty of Stamford, CT.
Ryan decided early on that he would not let his severe language and reading disabilities get in the way of his achievement—including his determination to excel at hockey. Buoyed by his gifts as an athlete and ability to think “outside the box,” he took a leading role in student life at Villa Maria School for children with learning disabilities in Stamford, and was recruited as a high school junior by the U.S. National Developmental Hockey Team. Ryan played a key role in the team’s Gold Medal-winning seasons in 2010 and 2011, and is currently a freshman at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY.
Do you have a Ryan in your family – or know someone who does?
Deadline! Applications must be submitted by February 28, 2012.