YES! Colorado

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Membership Includes:

  • Discounts to four annual events
    • Meet the Dyslexians – August
    • Be Your Own Superhero – November
    • Assistive Technology – February
    • Trust and Empowerment Picnic – June
  • Personal Ambassador Leader
  • Parent Network and Support
  • YES! Welcome Packet

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Meet the Dyslexians

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Saturday, August 12th, 2017
Time: 9:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. MT
Location
: Bethany Lutheran Church
4500 East Hampden Avenue, Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113

The Dyslexians will open the door to what it is like to be dyslexic. The YES! Ambassadors will speak about their personal stories, dyslexic characteristics, myths, and the do's and don'ts of self-advocacy. The morning includes a breakout session for both the parents and the kids. This event is appropriate for children ages 9 and up and at least one parent must attend. This is a must-see for teachers and school administrators as well.


YES! Members and Parents/Guardians $10 per family. *1 adult is required to attend with students. Educators can register here.

YES! Member Event Registration

  • Registration closes August 7
  • Assist us in protecting the environment - please bring filled water bottles to all events.
  • Contact Information: Geniene or Marie at yescoloradoambassadors@gmail.com

Meet the Ambassadors

Are you interested in having the YES! Ambassadors speak to your school or group? Click here!

Abby

Abby




Abby is 17 years old and a senior in a public high school. She is taking honors-level classes, has earned college credits, and maintains an A average. She is also a member of the National Honor Society and has lettered in academics the past three years. For the past two years, she lettered in Robotics and went with her school’s team to the world competition. She plans to study Mechanical Engineering in college. Abby has many diverse interests like sewing and historical costuming. She also plays golf. Abby loves children and has helped with the preschool classes at her church for seven years. The YES! program is important to Abby because she likes helping people learn about dyslexia and overcome their challenges by sharing her experiences.






Arionna


Arionna





Arionna is 12 years old and a 7th grader at a public K-8 school. She was diagnosed dyslexic and gifted, in math, in the 2nd grade. Her favorite subjects in school are math, science, and social studies. Arionna has worked hard to be an A student and join the National Junior Honor Society. Arionna has been sharing information about her dyslexia with teachers and classmates since the 3rd grade. She has been a YES! member for 5 years and looks forward to mentoring other students as a YES! Ambassador.








Christine


Christine





Christine is 14 and was diagnosed with dyslexia more than eight years ago. She has trouble with reading, spelling, writing, and much more. After all of her years of hard work, she has discovered that listening to audiobooks will always give her better comprehension. She has also learned to compensate for all this by sticking with sports and other activities that are important to her. She is a passionate skier, runner, soccer player, artist, and synchronized swimmer. She loves these activities because they are things that she naturally excels at which make her feel better about herself.








Emma


Emma





Emma is a 15 year old 16 year old junior in high school. She is an accomplished swimmer and dancer as well as an avid singer and artist. She is a member of her high school Thespian Troop and has had roles in several community and school theater productions. Emma loves science. She was awarded the 2015 1st Place Overall Winner in her high school science fair and the 2015 Blue Stamp Engineering Award at the Regional Science Fair. One of her favorite quotes is “Your value does not decrease based on someone's inability to see your worth” – author unknown. Emma strives to help other students find their voice in advocating for themselves.








Gabby


Gabby





Gabby is twelve years old and a seventh-grader at her charter school. She was diagnosed with dysgraphia in 3rd grade and dyslexia in 5th grade. She has trouble with spelling, and working/reading quickly. Gabby excels at math and has strong narrative and visual thinking skills. Her favorite accommodations are using her computer to type her homework and ear-reading. She enjoys directing mini-movies and riding her bike... and of course, reading. This is Gabby's first year as a new YES! Ambassador. She’s excited about helping others.








Gretchen


Gretchen





Gretchen is 15 and a sophomore at a public high school.She is a high ranking diver and has been diving for 5 years. Gretchen has qualified for the Jr. Nationals diving competition the past 3 years. She remains an honor roll student. She would really like to pursue a career in physical therapy or sports medicine and would really love to dive in college.








Hannah


Hannah




Hannah is 15 years old and a sophomore in a hybrid online/brick-and-mortar public school. Hannah is both dyslexic and gifted. She loves writing stories and hopes to someday publish them into books, convert them into screenplays, and/or direct them in movies. Her dyslexia makes it challenging to put those stories to paper, but through hard work and perseverance, she has been able to fill at least 20 journals of ideas and stories. Hannah loves speaking as a YES! Ambassador and looks forward to mentoring younger students and helping them see that dyslexia can be something to celebrate.








Jack


Jack





Jack is 15 years old and a sophomore at a charter school. He is an avid outdoorsman, mountain biker, and skier, and has a passion for all things technology. Jack is working to graduate from high school with as many computer certifications as possible, and to achieve his lifelong dream to get a degree in IT so that he may start a business and be a tech entrepreneur. This is his second year as a YES! Ambassador, after spending 4 years in the program and advocating for himself for many years before YES! He is enthusiastic about mentoring others and sharing his story as a YES! Ambassador.








John


John





John is 15 years old and a sophomore in a public high school. John is a dedicated student and loves learning. Through hard work and dedication, John is an honor roll student in high school. He is able to comprehend in reading above grade level, although he still struggles with fluency and decoding. His favorite subjects are history and science. John hopes to one day use his love of science to have a career in marine biology. John enjoys exploring nature, animals, reading, and spending time with family and friends. John loves working with the YES! program because he wants to encourage others to see how dyslexia can be a positive part of their lives.








Luke


Luke





Luke is a freshman at his public high school and is very dedicated to learning and passionate about theater and golf. He has won his hockey league tournament and placed as the runner-ups in the state. Luke also spends a lot of time in the mountains especially now since he joined the Breckenridge all mountain snowboard team. His future plans consist of joining his high school's golf team and going to college for engineering and maybe getting a few acting jobs along the way.


Luke has just started being a YES! Ambassador for his first year and is excited to influence the minds of tomorrow.








Parker


Parker





Parker is a 16 year old and he attends a public school. He is very involved in soccer, and loves spending time with friends in the outdoors. He is a strong public speaker and is always willing to help. He likes to think that he is very lucky to have dyslexia because it makes him more creative than his peers. He always works 100%, and he won’t leave tasks unfinished. He loves to work with kids with dyslexia because the change that you can see is the most rewarding thing in the world to him. He loves helping family and sharing his story with everyone he can.








Samantha


Samantha





Samantha is sixteen years old and a junior at her public school. She was diagnosed in the fourth grade, both dyslexic and gifted. She currently has trouble spelling, and working/reading quickly. Her strengths are math, and creative ideas. Samantha’s favorite accommodation is using her electronics, including her iPad, because of all the software and apps that are available to help her. She enjoys snow skiing, biking, hanging out with friends and family, and playing with her dog, Belle. Samantha is a proud YES! Ambassador, going onto her fourth year. She loves helping whenever she can.








Shannah


Shannah





Shannah is a proud YES! Ambassador. She is 16 years old and in the tenth grade at a public school in Colorado. Shannah has achieved High Honors at her high school, with a GPA of a 4.0. She loves helping others understand their dyslexia and teaching them new ways to understand how to utilize their strategies while they grow into being strong self-advocates. Shannah is a member of a local youth theater company where she acts, sings and performs in musicals. She is an award winning photographer and currently has her photos in two galleries. She also loves spending quality time with her family and friends.








Victoria


Victoria





Victoria is a senior at her neighborhood public high school. Her future plans include college and going into law enforcement. Victoria is one of the founding members of the YES! Program and has worked her way up to a national training role. She has been speaking as a YES! Ambassador for six years now and feels grateful for the opportunity to make a difference in other students’ lives.