Jared Blank is a World Marathon athlete, meaning he ran 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days!!
Like many of our children with dyslexia, he knew that he was a “different” learner beginning in Kindergarten. Like many of us, his parents sat through IEP meetings, debated if the instruction that Jared received at school was enough, arranged for private tutoring and basically walked the path with him.
Jared will share that for a long time he was afraid to talk about having dyslexia. In his book Running the Distance, he writes, “Students who struggle need to know that they are not alone.” He will talk about the role of mentors in his life and how he coped with the stress of academics as he made his way through grade school, high school, college and graduate school. Sometimes things did not go as planned. How did he deal with those disappointments? Jared writes, “Sometimes things go wrong but sometimes things go right. It helps to remember that when you are discouraged.”
Join us on Thursday evening, September 29, as Jared shares his story of how learning challenges prepared him for the World Marathon Challenge and life. Parents, teachers, grandparents, tutors and students are welcome to attend. REGISTER HERE