Eagle Hill lectures on learning get Hearst Foundation grant
Published 8:40 am, Saturday, February 6, 2016
The lectures, which are free and open to the community, will continue through May at the school, 214 Main St. in the Southport section of town.
“Our vision aligns with Hearst from an education and quality-of-life perspective,” Benjamin N. Powers, the Eagle Hill headmaster, said in a statement announcing the grant. “We see a world where people with language-based learning differences and ADHD are embraced for their abilities, talents, and — most crucially — their potential.
“Developing our lecture series is to serve a community beyond our school walls, providing positive LD role models and hear stories of achievement,” Powers added.
The Hearst Foundations are national philanthropic resources for organizations and institutions in the fields of education, health, culture and social service, reflecting the philanthropic interests of William Randolph Hearst, according to the announcement. The Fairfield Citizen is a publication of the Hearst Connecticut Media Group.
“Upon learning more about the Eagle Hill Southport School, meeting the leaders, witnessing the faculty in action, and most importantly, watching the students engage in learning and each other, you realize the importance of a school like this one,” George Irish, eastern director of the Hearst Foundations, said in the statement. “The grant support allows the CLS program to reach a greater number of families who would benefit from hearing compelling stories of success or learning strategies to help support their children, especially for families who cannot afford a specialized school or after-school services for their child.”
All of the free lectures will begin at 7 p.m. in the school. The schedule for the remainder of this academic year includes:
March 10: “On the Waterbed: The Impact of Learning Disabilities on the Family.” Presented by Rick Lavoie, expert in the field of leaning disabilities, educator and author.
May 12: Presentation by Dean Bragonier, founder and executive dyslexic of noticeability.
Registration is required for each program at www.eventbrite.com and can be found by searching, “EHSS Community Lectures.” For more information about Eagle Hill Southport School, visit www.eaglehillsouthport.org .