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Education of the general public - Development of computer software - Resource and recommendation - Support Network and Dyslexia Pride - Scholarship Program
Main Accomplishments of 2002
- 2003 - 2004 - 2005

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Education of the general public about dyslexia and learning disabilities by providing school in-service programs and hosting an educationonal / informational web site. These activities will account for approximately 20% of the organization's total activity. Currently, the general public views dyslexia as transposing letters or viewing words backwards. This is not the case. Providing school in-service programs and hosting a web site with help the organization achieve its goal of increasing awareness and understanding of what dyslexia truly is. These activities will be initiated in August 2001. School in-service programs will be provided free of charge in schools requesting the program. School in-service programs will be conducted by Board Members and Volunteers throughout the country in their local areas. The web site will be designed and maintained by a Board Member and a web-consultant. There will be no fee for access to the organization's web site. Speaking on learning disabilities
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    Developing a movie to help people better understand learning disabilities.
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Development and distribution of computer software and other resources on a nation-wide basis to help dyslexics and individuals with learning disabilities effectively improve their comprehensive skills including reading, writing, math and reasoning as well as social skills and self-esteem. These activities will account for approximately 20% of the organization's total activity. Providing computer software and other resources to dyslexics and individuals with learning disabilities will help the organization achieve its goal of providing educational services and tools to those with dyslexia. These activities will be initiated in August 2001. Software and other resources will be provided at minimal or no cost to dyslexics and individuals with learning disabilities of all ages. A Board Member and a Software Consultant will develop the software. Developing a software program to use the gifts of the individual to understand the English language.

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Resource evaluation, testing and recommendation. GLP will research, investigate, test and approve or disapprove current resources available to dyslexics and individuals with learning disabilities. GLP will provide a free listing of approved resources via its wed site. These activities will account for approximately 20% of the organization's total activity. Providing a listing of approved resources will further the organization's goal of providing educational services and tools to those with dyslexia. Resource evaluation activities will be initiated in August 2001 and will be conducted by Board Members and volunteers. Developing a list of approved resources and groups for libraries, schools and parents and sending these items out free of charge.

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Support Network and Dyslexia Pride Program. GLP will serve as a support network for dyslexics and individuals with learning disabilities by providing one-on-one mentioning via the phone and email. GLP web site will include a listing of famous individuals with dyslexia and/or learning disabilities who have excelled in their careers. These activities will account for approximately 20% of the organization's total activity. 73% of all juvenile delinquents have a learning disability and feel frustrated with society due to self frustration. The organization's goal is to reduce this number by serving as a support network for dyslexics and individuals with learning disabilities. GLP's support network services will be initiated in August 2001 and will be conducted by Board Members and volunteers. There will be no fee for these services.

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Scholarship Program. GLP plans to provide scholarships to individuals (both adults and children) with learning disabilities. This activity, which has not yet begun, will account for approximately 20% of the organization's total activity. Scholarships will be made to individuals who are not performing to federal standards. Scholarship will be made for the purpose of providing approved third-party one-on-one individualized instructions to qualifying students. Providing scholarships to qualified students will help the organization achieve its goal of providing educational services and tools to those with dyslexia and learning disabilities. Awarding scholarships will begin as soon as possible based on the Organization's fundraising success. Publicizing future scholarship opportunities and related requirements for application will be initiated in August 2001. Educational scholarships for people with learning disabilities.

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Main accomplishments of 2002

    1. The Gifted Learning Project discovered 97% of public libraries in the United States do not have resources for patrons researching dyslexia or learning disabilities.  Lack of accurate resources was particularly true for public libraries with limited budgets located in economically challenged regions.  The Gifted Learning Project board set a goal of donating resource books and/or information on dyslexia and learning disabilities to willing public libraries and schools nation wide.   As you might guess, not having any employees and all volunteer organization, this is an extensive task to accomplishment.  The Gifted Learning Project set the time line of five years to accomplish this task.  The Gifted Learning Project finished 1/4 of all the public libraries in United States in 2002. Note: if you work with a library or know of a library willing to except this information, please contact Gifted Learning Project by e-mail at: theglp@theglp.org
    2. The Gifted Learning Project sponsored speakers at local/state and national seminars/conferences and providing free resources to attendees. Note: All speakers volunteered their time, none received compensation.
    3. The Gifted Learning Project replied to countless email inquires and provided valuable resources by mail, phone, email and its web sit.
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Main accomplishments of 2003 – Mail items for 2003, to many to list, so here are the 5 main highlights!
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Main accomplishments of 2004 – Mail items for 2004, to many to list, so here are the 5 main highlights!
  1. 100% completed the goal of donating resources to the targeted university and college resources centers.  As you might guess, not having any employees and all volunteer organization, this is an extensive task to accomplishment.  Note: if you work with a library or know of a university or colleges we might have missed, please contact Gifted Learning Project by e-mail at: theglp@theglp.org 
  2. 100% done with the Editing Movie script.
  3. Revived numbness items from celebrity for the celebrity fundraising action. See Movie page for more details.
  4. The Gifted Learning Project sponsored speakers at local/state and national seminars/conferences and providing free resources to attendees. Note: All speakers volunteered their time, none received compensation. 
  5. The Gifted Learning Project replied to immeasurable email and phone inquires and provided valuable resources by mail, phone, email and its web sit.
  6. Setup the D.A.R.T. program, see goal page for detials.
  7. Raised funding to support projects.
 

--  The Gifted Learning Project Past sponsored Projects

The Gifted Learning Project has sponsored volunteers as well contributed resources and towards the goal of helping adults and children with learning disabilities be successful and succeed. GLP means the Gifted Learning Project

After School Programming. - The Gifted Learning Project (GLP) provided fiancial help as well as volunteer staff and resources for an after school program (the Panther's program) at Probstfield Elementary. Under the teacher’s leadership the children are given homework helps, a snack,  and  a hands on learning excerise. The school district had major fiancial cuts midyear, and the the program was to end. The Gifted Learning Project funded the program to complete the school year.  The children also worked on a hands-on service learning project which they designed and sewed polar fleece hats for children in need. (Note- Many of these kids had family in military and there was a greater need right at time of school cuts for this program to continue.) The GLP sponsored Panther's program won the Acts of Kindness region award from the Meritcare Foundation.  In other fee based after school programs the GLP provided scholarship money for families sothey could participate in after school programs. Teachers had a  90% increase in homework completion and a higher percent of comprehension of homework assignments when the children partcipated in the program. Merit Care News: Probstfield Elementary Panther Club Honored with 2003 Celebrate Kindness Award

Junior Master Gardening-The Gifted Learning Project provides a volunteer master gardener to train 10 junior master gardeners in Spanish. The children had hands on learning through Texas A and M curriculum. The students once certified junior master gardeners taught another 8 classrooms in Spanish classrooms. Over 260 children participated on hands on learning. There was a much greater comprehension of science, and language arts of student participating in this program.
Science Friday - A free program for children after school that discovers science in interactive media. Students participating in this program and a much higher percent of comprehension, and feedback form teachers were very positive. Some children were a high-risk group. Minority participation rate was 95%.
Community Service Project  - Happy Feet is youth charity that provides tennis shoes for children in need. Along with the Kiwanis K-builders after school group GLP volunteers provide volunteers, resource to provide over 300 children with tennis shoes. The children in this activity donated over 300 hours toward the project and raised over 3000.00 of in-kind shoes and funds to provide tennis shoes to homeless shelter and children in need. Minority and LD rate was 90%. 30 % rate of New American students.
Summer Garden Project-  Three years of youth gardens. Youth (60% with LD) planted heirloom plants, harvested and had training for Junior Master Gardening Project. Children worked with adults in environmental study- (will be published in the youth conservation magazine in 2006) planted over 1000 trees for field study. Every one child gardening feed 10 others. Over 2000 pounds of tomatoes yearly were produced. Donation was given to families in need-feeding over 250 people.
On Angels's Wings a non-profit for children with disabilities that provides physical therapy working with horses. The  GLP works with this groups and provides staff, support and educational resources for children that participate horse therapy summer program.  The children with disabilities are provided educational opportunities by lenaring hands on . The children also have physical therapywith volunteer physical therapists and special education teachers. Over 80 children participate with weekly visits.
Provided educational software and support to: Horizon school, Moorhead School district, Lisbon, ND school district, Downs support group, Home school groups, Glyndon, Minnesota after school programs. University of Minnesota 4H groups, Halstad, Minnesota School district. Head Start program.

Speakers Bureau- The GLP has provided hundreds of events for speakers to inform and provide support to parents, adults and children with learning differences.
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Main accomplishments of 2005 – Mail items for 2005, to many to list, so here are top main highlights!

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