TRAILBLAZING solo sailor Jessica Watson OAM will headline the 2018 Luminosity Youth Summit in Port Macquarie.
And thanks to the generosity of national non profit Code Read Dyslexia Network, a Luminosity ticket is available for one aspiring young person. If you have dyslexia and are aged 15 - 25 you’re encouraged to apply.
Luminosity Youth Summit takes place on July 25-27.
Jessica is the youngest person to sail solo around the world. Despite her early struggles with dyslexia, Jessica became a storyteller, with an international bestseller and recently published her second book ‘Indigo Blue.’
Jessica navigated some of the world’s most remote oceans and survived seven knockdowns and 210 days alone at sea to become the youngest person to sail solo, non-stop around the world at just 16.
On completion of the voyage, Jessica was met by the then Prime Minister who declared her an Australian hero.
In a simple speech that won admiration across Australia and around the world, she responded to the Prime Minister by announcing that she disagreed with him, that she didn’t consider herself a hero—just an “ordinary person, who had a dream, worked hard at it and proved that anything really is possible”.
Code Read Dyslexia Network’s aims to build dyslexia awareness nationwide and empower children and their families to find the right support. The Code Read vision is for all people with dyslexia to be understood, acknowledged, empowered and to have equal access to opportunity.
Sandra Marshall, director Code Read said Jessica’s story is incredible.
“This is an amazing opportunity for a young person with dyslexia to attend the three day summit,” she said.
“In every classroom, there may be 3-5 students with dyslexia or dyslexic learning traits. These children will struggle to acquire adequate literacy skills to access the curriculum and participate on the same basis as their peers. But we also know 35 per cent of entrepreneurs are dyslexic.
“Luminosity is an opportunity to hear from inspirational presenters and dream big.”
People with dyslexia often excel in the areas of engineering, architecture, entrepreneurialism and the arts.
Presenters at Luminosity 2018 include Jack Wilson first Australian Ninja Warrior, Future Crunch, Nixi Killick, Shelley Watts and Mike Rolls.
To apply for the Dyslexia Sponsorship contact Dyslexia Support Mid North Coast for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets for the Summit are on sale now at luminosityyouthsummit.com.au.