The community came out in full strength for An Evening with Dr. Toby Cosgrove on June 16, 2022. Our attendees raised over $300,000 in support of our Park Academy students!
That night we were lucky to have not one, but two individuals who serve as champions and advocates for our students, leading by example through their work and shared life experiences. Dr. Cosgrove and John Hoke had a powerful conversation, sharing their thoughts on failure, hope, and how the gift of dyslexia has influenced who they are both personally and professionally. While one is a doctor and the other a designer, both solve problems in novel, creative, and nonlinear ways, embracing the notion that failure is not only ok but necessary, leading to innovation and growth. We got to be a fly on the wall as they discussed the impact of life with dyslexia on their self-esteem, personal growth, and even parenthood.
We also got to hear Ella’s story, a rising fifth grader who is passionate about people belonging.