On October 10, 2016, weather dependent, a group of dyslexic youth swimmers will join marathon open water swimmers, Kerry Yonushonis and Katy Dooley, for a 1st Annual Kids Swim for Dyslexia Relay in Galveston Bay. The distance is approximately 6 miles in total, with each swimmer accomplishing a portion of the distance in a fun, non-competitive swim to raise awareness of the strengths and grit of dyslexics. During the summer of 2016, Kerry Yonushonis participated in the first ever Bicoastal Aquathon which included two separate open water swims on the West Coast and East Coast. The Aquathon was designed to raise awareness and funds for NoticeAbility, a nonprofit organization working to empower students with dyslexia to reach their academic and personal potential.“ I am excited to be hosting and organizing the 1st Annual Kids Swim for Dyslexia Relay in Galveston. I was so inspired by the enthusiasm, grit and determination the relay team had in Martha’s Vineyard that I knew I wanted to create a similar event here in Galveston at some point. Luckily, October is National Dyslexia Awareness Month, and the perfect timing for this collaboration between community and swimmers." Yonushonis explains.
ABOUT NOTICEABILITY: NoticeAbility is a nonprofit organization that designs and delivers proprietary curricula to students with dyslexia. Grounded in social-emotional learning research, executive function methodology and project management techniques, NoticeAbility offers authentic inquiry experiences in vocational subjects that cater to the neurological strengths of the dyslexic mind: entrepreneurship, engineering, architecture and narrative storytelling (film, literature and stage).Your donation helps NoticeAbility create curriculum for and by dyslexics.*TO DONATE BY CHECK*
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