Outside the Lunchbox Luncheon @Home

Outside the Lunchbox Luncheon

Outside The Lunchbox Luncheon @Home

 

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Our Outside the Lunchbox Luncheon @Home on October 6th at 11:30 AM with keynote speaker and guest LeDerick Horne.  As an entrepreneur, performance poet, and national advocate living with a learning disability, LeDerick Horne provides a unique perspective on our school system and issues related to creating a more equitable society for individuals who learn differently.  This emotionally-stirring talk is filled with moving verses, funny stories, and empowering information that will encourage the audience to challenge stereotypes and support the needs of children who learn differently.  

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Diagnosed with a learning disability in the third grade, LeDerick Horne defies any and all labels. He’s a dynamic spoken-word poet. A tireless advocate for all people with disabilities. An inspiring motivational speaker. A bridge-builder between learners and leaders across the U.S. and around the world who serves as a role model for all races, genders, and generations.

The grandson of one of New Jersey’s most prominent civil rights leaders, LeDerick uses his gift for spoken-word poetry as the gateway to larger discussions on equal opportunity, pride, self-determination and hope for people with disabilities. His workshops, keynote speeches, and performances reach thousands of students, teachers, legislators, policy makers, business leaders, and service providers each year.

He regularly addresses an array of academic, government, social, and business groups, including appearances at the White House, the United Nations, Harvard University, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, the National Association of State Directors of Special Education, and the State Departments of Education across the US. His work addresses the challenges of all disabilities, uniting the efforts of diverse groups in order to achieve substantive, systemic change.

From 2003 to 2012, LeDerick served as the Founding Board Chair of Eye to Eye (eyetoeyenational.org), the only national nonprofit mentoring program for students labeled with LD / ADHD, and he continues to serve on the board today. He is on the advisory board for The National Resources for Access, Independence, Self-determination and Employment (RAISE) Technical Assistance Center (raisecenter.org). And he is a member of the governing board for the New Jersey Coalition for Inclusive Education (njcie.org).

In 2016, he and co-author Margo Vreeburg Izzo, PhD, The Ohio State University, released the book Empowering Students with Hidden Disabilities: A Path to Pride and Success — the definitive compendium on transition support for students with LD / ADHD and other hidden disabilities — published by Brookes Publishing Co.

He has released two spoken-word poetry albums (Rhyme Reason and Song in 2005 and Black and Blue in 2011) and co-created New Street Poets, a spoken-word play about the effect of gentrification on urban culture. The play received considerable acclaim including accolades at the New York City International Fringe Festival and toured extensively throughout the U.S.

LeDerick has earned a BA in Mathematics with a Fine Arts minor from New Jersey City University and also studied Mathematics at Middlesex County College.

Learn more about LeDerick Horne

 

Sponsor Commitments 

Visionary | $20,000
  • Ability to share online event with up to 20 guests.
  • Exclusive recognition as title sponsor in event promotional “DO It At Home” video featuring LeDerick Horne
  • LOGO recognition on event materials, including invitation and website, plus social media recognition
  • 15 entries in event raffle
  • Ability to invite 20 educators to LeDerick’s exclusive online educator event
  • One (1) DoSeum Circles membership OR twenty (20) passes to The DoSeum
Innovator | $10,000
  • Ability to share online event with up to 10 guests.
  • LOGO recognition in event promotional “DO It At Home” video featuring LeDerick Horne
  • LOGO recognition on event materials, including: invitation and website, plus social media recognition
  • 10 entries in event raffle
  • Ability to invite 10 educators to LeDerick’s exclusive online educator event
  • One (1) DoSeum Circles membership OR twenty (20) passes to The DoSeum
Maker | $5,000
  • Ability to share online event with up to 10 guests.
  • Name recognition on event materials, including: invitations and website, plus social media recognition
  • 5 entries in event raffle
  • Ability to invite 5 educators to LeDerick’s exclusive online educator event
Explorer | $2,500
  • Ability to share online event with up to 10 guests.
  • NAME recognition on event invitations* and website

 

To become a sponsor or to learn more about underwriter opportunities please email Tally Jorn, LMSW at TJorn@TheDoSeum.org.  

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