Donor update with Dean and student alumni on MV on July 25th

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Tuesday, July 25th at 6:30 - 7:45pm@ The Field Club (6 Field Club Ln, Edgartown)

NoticeAbility’s pilot program in the Martha’s Vineyard Public School District was an amazing success. Please join Dean and a handful of student alumni for an update on the program (including a demonstration of the curriculum, a review of our metrics and, most important, an opportunity to speak with our amazing students). To RSVP, please email: sunnie@noticeability.org

2nd Annual Kids Swim for Dyslexia Relay in Galveston Bay with Kerry Swims-for-Dyslexia Yonushonis

Between May 19 – 21, 2017, weather dependent, a team of student swimmers will attempt a historic open water swim by swimming the length of Galveston Island in the Gulf of Mexico. The distance is approximately 30 miles, with each swimmer completing a portion of the swim in a rotating relay format. All of the swimmers have dyslexia or have a family member / friend with dyslexia they are supporting.

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Bruins, Bratwurst and (root) Beers

An intimate fundraising event with two of Boston's finest + 45-minute conversation with Brad and Dominic (what it takes to become a professional athlete and the responsibility it carries) + 45-minute Scrimmage: Team Marchand vs Team Moore (player lines will be divided by skill level & will receive equal ice time).

February 3rd, 6-8 pm Cambridge location Only 24 Ticket Packages will be sold Ticket Package = Student Skater + Parent Attendee $1,000 (tax-deductible) Contact us to purchase tickets.

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MVTimes: Dyslexia takes center stage

How do you protect important papers from an unfortunate coffee spill? What’s the most effective and convenient way to use technology to find lost items? How do you make man’s best friend available on demand? On Thursday, Dec. 22, three teams of students from Dean Bragonier’s innovative educational curriculum for students with dyslexia — Noticeability (NA) — gave their sales pitches for these ideas to a packed audience at Alex’s Place.

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1st Annual Kids Swim for Dyslexia Relay in Galveston Bay with Kerry Swims-for-Dyslexia Yonushonis

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.

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Forbes: How This Founder Gets The World To Care About Dyslexia

I first met Dean Bragonier, the founder of NoticeAbility — a nonprofit changing the world for students with dyslexia — after I saw him pitch at a Power Launch‘s Pitch InEvent in Boston. Pitch In is essentially a Shark Tank for Nonprofits and I love attending these events because you can learn a lot by watching executive directors pitch their organizations to the judges and audience. It’s fun to get a glimpse into how donors decide where to invest their funding and it’s interesting to see the way in which people use stories to demonstrate both their impact and their need.

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Southern California Public Radio: Swimmers face dark, cold ocean in 20-mile swim from Catalina to Palos Verdes

Catalina Island is a popular Southern California day trip. Catch a ferry to the island, and in about an hour, you're there, looking back at the mainland about 20 miles away. But Catalina is also a destination for a feat of athletic endurance: a very long, cold, dark ocean swim from the island back to the shores of Palos Verdes.

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Martha's Vineyard Times: Unlocking the Power of Dyslexics

That damn Industrial Revolution.

If you were a dyslexic before then, you could kind of fly under the radar, but then it happened: the invention of the printing press. And along with it came the insistence that text-based learning be the standard for the transmission of education. Because right there, 20 percent of the population had a collective brain freeze. The one out of five people in the world who were dyslexic could make little to no sense of a printed page, and to them, technology became the enemy.

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Daily News of Open Water Swimming: Dean Bragonier, Kerry Yonushonis' Bicoastal Challenge

Dean Bragonier and Kerry Yonushonis are teaming up to create and complete the Bicoastal Aquathon, a series of two charity swims to raise awareness and funds to fight dyslexia. The Bicoastal Aquathon includes two separate open water swims on both the West Coast and East Coast of America in August. It includes the Bicoastal Relay Team that comprises of dyslexic students who will swim a 4.2-mile relay along the coast of Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts led by Bragonier* and Kerry Swims For Dyslexia, a 22-mile crossing from Santa Catalina Island to Long Beach, California by Yonushonis.

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Dean's Interview with The Editorial: Dyslexic Champion

We’re 20% of the population. One in five individuals that you pass on the street today have dyslexia, but we represent 50% of all incarcerated youth. We also represent 60% of adolescents involved in drug and alcohol rehabilitation.

And yet, 35% of entrepreneurs are dyslexic. Through countless hours of dedication, they were able to persevere, but the ones that we’re reading about and know about represent a fraction of those who could be equally successful.

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