We aim to change the conversation about kids with learning differences and to support Fort Worth organizations and professionals who empower and encourage them to reach their highest potential.
The Paslay Foundation team is made up of individuals who have seen firsthand how the traditional education system underserves those with learning differences. Having achieved success ourselves as entrepreneurs, we know that these kids have the potential to become drivers of innovation and change.
In fact, a study found that 35% of entrepreneurs have dyslexia, almost four times the rate as the general population. Walt Disney, Charles Schwab, Steve Jobs, and Henry Ford are some of the many successful entrepreneurs that identify as dyslexic. Studies also show that 50% of kids with learning differences are involved in the justice system and are three times more likely to drop out of high school. We believe this group of kids has both high risk and high potential to impact our community. We also believe investing in them throughout their educational journey will make a significant impact in Fort Worth and beyond.
R. Clay Paslay