National School Assembly
The National School Assembly Program is the foundations premiere awareness campaign for children with learning challenges. The program works to build the self-esteem of students, and helps parents and educators understand and appreciate the differences in the ways students learn. These school assembly programs promote communication between students, teachers and parents of learning challenges, including learning disabilities and Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD). The program also helps students and parents identify the resources that they need to ensure success in the classroom.
The National School Assemblies Program was started in 1996 with support from Kroger Food Stores and their Krogering for Kids program. In the past 13 years the program has reached more than 400,000 children across the United States. The program currently titled “Show your Spark!” is the only school assembly program of its kind in the world thanks to a collaboration between our founder Robert Langston and The Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation, The Orfalea Fund and the Professor Garfield Foundation.
National Lecture Series
The National Lecture Series was started in 2002 in conjunction with our founder’s first book For the Children, Redefining Success in School and Success in Life. Robert Langston’s lectures helped bring national attention to our cause through print, radio and television media. The Lecture Series, Winning with Dyslexia, has been presented across the country and at major conferences, such as the International Dyslexia Association, Learning Disabilities Association of America, the Counsel for Learning Disabilities and the Counsel for Exceptional Children. The program was expanded in 2004 to include our most at risk population of learning challenged children with the National Juvenile Detention Center Program Lecture Series. The National Lecture Series will continue to gain momentum with the release of Robert Langston’s second book The Power of Dyslexic Thinking, How a learning disability shaped six successful careers.