Kids helping kids understand dyslexia

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - One in five students is affected with dyslexia. In Green Bay, a group of kids is helping their peers by bringing awareness to it, one simulation at a time.

Bright Young Dyslexics just received a $2,000 grant by applying through Youth Service America’s ‘Kindness Rising Campaign.’

“We have been doing more dyslexia simulations going into schools like for teachers in services and such to educate the teachers in schools on what dyslexia is and how it feels in the classroom,” said Caragan Olles, co-founder of Bright Young Dyslexics and a sophomore at Notre Dame Academy.

The money will help with outreach.

“Coming into this I didn't know a lot about dyslexics, I didn't really know anybody that was really dyslexic, and if I did I didn't know that they were and getting to see how this affects people's lives and what exactly it does and how we can help - is just, I think, amazing,” said Maggie Otradovec, a member of Bright Young Dyslexics.

The group hopes its outreach will help educate more people understand students with dyslexia who have just as much potential as the students around them.

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