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Discover your Edison at Aspire's Summer Camp - Filling Fast!

Author: Heidi Kroner, Executive Director, Aspire Academy
Posted: May 23, 2018




Three times this summer, Aspire is offering a one of a kind dyslexia camp, created by a dyslexia entrepreneur and designed to help kids with dyslexia recognize their strengths.  Dean Braggonier, (Carly Simon's son-in-law), has created the Entrepreneur and Innovator's Camp, and Aspire Academy is the only provider in Iowa.

 

Watch Deans video by clicking here!  

 

Video from the Camp's Creator - Dean Braggonier

 

Read more about it below!  Camps are filling fast.  Please call!

Entrepreneur and Innovators Camp

Learn that dyslexia is really no disability...it has its own set of strengths that others don’t have. Get exposure to professions that reveal the inborn strengths of the dyslexic mind through a week-long, project-based learning experience. Participants use innovation, creativity, problem-solving and empathy to build a business and marketing plan in a small-group setting.

 

This camp's curriculum is developed by Notice-ability, a company that focuses on developing courses that bring out dyslexic strengths. 

 

Solutions developed at past camps include: Microchipping easy-to-lose items to find them anywhere, Rent-a-dog businesses for those who can’t own a pet full-time,  and Perma-paper - paper that can’t be destroyed by water, wrinkled or ripped.

 

35% of entrepreneurs are dyslexic, 40% of self-made millionaires are dyslexic, and in Boston, dyslexia is known as the “MIT disease” because of the vast numbers that attend the nation’s top engineering university.

 

CALL TO REGISTER! - 515-978-4312

 

Recommended for kids with dyslexia, ages 11 - 14.

The camp is 10 days, Monday - Friday, 9:30 - 11:30.

 

Price: $250

 

Dates:

 

______June 18 - 29

______July 16 - 27

______August 6 -17

 

Where: Aspire Academy, 6701 Douglas Avenue, Urbandale, Iowa 50322 








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