The Highland Park High School/Raising Hands Tutoring Project is raising awareness about the challenges of dyslexia. It will be on display at the Highland Park Public Library, 31 North Fifth Avenue, in the main hall display case from March 1-March 31, 2019. Students in Sarah Grunstein’s art classes created clay pieces to represent the struggle of students with Dyslexia. Four confidently raised hands stand alongside a reluctantly raised arm mounted on ripped paper. On the ripped paper are Highland Park High School student statements about what it means to be reading challenged.
“One in five children are reading challenged,” Holly Turner, director of Raising Hands Tutoring said. “The exhibit seeks to visually represent what text looks like to a reader with Dyslexia.” Raising Hands Tutoring provides these services free of charge for qualifying children in Highland Park. For more information about Raising Hands Tutoring please visit at www.raisinghandstutoring.org.