Learning Ally - National Achievement Awards: Skye Malik

Skye Malik

New York, NY

Winner of Marion Huber Learning Through Listening Awards(LTL) for Students with a Learning Disability


Skye is a freshman at State University of New York Cortland, pursuing early childhood education with the goal of becoming a special education teacher. She calls herself “a proud dyslexic with reading fluency in the fourth percentile.” She is also a Black Belt in taekwondo, on her way toward attaining the fourth degree title of “Master.” Skye is well known to Learning Ally’s community as the creator of The Paco Project,” an initiative named after her grandfather who was diagnosed with dyslexia at the age of 80. Her goal was to raise $25,000 to provide Learning Ally services to students in New York City. “Learning Ally literally changed my life,” she says. “In class, I didn’t have to worry about trying to keep up with the conversation but became one of the first students to answer a question. I felt capable and empowered.”

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