Organization Profile

The Shadow Project

The Shadow Project helps struggling students become more successful and engaged in learning. We have a proven track record of fostering social and academic growth for schoolchildren among the highest risk of later dropping out of school. The Shadow Project works collaboratively with special education teachers who implement our ready-made program in their classrooms. Together we inspire boys and girls with disabilities such as ADHD, dyslexia, autism, and emotional and behavioral disorders. These students – two thirds of whom are from homes at or below the poverty level – work toward individual goals, earning books, school supplies, educational toys and gifts for family members. They learn real-life lessons in budgeting, giving and self-sufficiency. Since 2003, Shadow has empowered more than 11,000 students to be confident, engaged learners who thrive in school and life.


Check out this video created by a Shadow Project 2021 Spring Term PSU CYFS Student intern, regarding their experience working with The Shadow Project:

Children & Youth Education
Families, Low-income Communities, People with Disabilities, Immigrants, Refugees or Ethnic Groups
Portland, OR, 97232