ARTISTS SUPPORT STUDENTS WITH DYSLEXIA
February 24-25, 2012
Over 100 local and regional artists will participate in the fourth annual READ ArtShow & Sale to be held on Friday, February 24th and Saturday, February 25th to raise money for and to build awareness of The New Community School. The exhibition to be held at the school (4211 Hermitage Road, Richmond) including Susan Dull, Anne Walker, Laura Loe, Janie Pinney, Ed Trask, Marti Fann and Robert Louis Caldwell. Using art to turn dyslexia around, this fundraiser ensures that students with language learning difficulties can READ and succeed.
Opening Reception: Friday, February 24th, 6-9pm
Entertainment by Susan Greenbaum
Ticket $35 each ($40 at the door)
Open Free: Saturday, February 25th, 10am-5pm
Nearly four decades ago, The New Community School was founded to ensure that students who learn differently were not left behind. The school is one of only a handful of schools nationwide designed to serve students with specific language learning difficulties in grades 6-12.
Under the leadership of Head of School Julia Ann Greenwood, the school has helped more than 800 area youth, sending 85% of its graduates to college. These students have defied the statistics, which show that only 5% of students with learning difficulties will pursue higher education. The small class sizes and unique approach to teaching that includes remediation through the senior year enables students to build their language skills, while simultaneously tackling a college preparatory curriculum.
To learn more about dyslexia and the New Community approach to education, visit www.tncs.org, call (804) 266-2494 or find us on Facebook.