Whether you watched virtually from home or were able to join us in person, we hope that you too were inspired by Max Brooks’ story of growing up with dyslexia in the 1980s. Like many of our students, it was one of his parents who moved heaven and earth to ensure that he received the accommodations he needed to complete school. Max shared a powerful message with our students and our community; “It gets better”, and in fact, those navigating life and learning with dyslexia just might have a “leg up” in many situations because they know how to adapt, survive, and thrive. Themes he knows well from both his novels and his lived experiences.
Speaking of thriving, you heard from one of the graduating members of our Class of 2021, Soren. His story solidified all of the things that we have learned through this past year:
- We are better together.
- We are resilient and powerful.
- What we do at Park Academy is essential and lifesaving.
- We can and must do more!