Special Events

Growing Up Stressed? Or Growing Up Mindful?

According to the American Psychological Association, teenagers are the most stressed group in the United States, juggling myriad responsibilities from holding down their first job to creating a post-high school roadmap. Stress negatively affects teenagers physically and mentally. It not only clouds judgment and higher-level thinking but can compromise immune system.

At Growing Up Stressed? Or Growing Up Mindful? – #DearbornSpeaksMindfulness – psychologist and educational consultant Dr. Christopher Willard (PsyD) will share how mindfulness and meditation can improve learning. These practices can be be especially beneficial for students with learning and social-emotional challenges.

Dr. Christopher Willard will share what the science tells us about mindfulness and discuss specific meditation techniques that can be used by teens and anyone experiencing stress.- what you can do to stop the trajectory of this deadly health epidemic.

Questions? Denise at info@schoolsforchildreninc.org

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This event is free and open to the public. There is parking on the premises.


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Dearborn Academy Annual Benefit

The Dearborn Academy Annual Benefit brings together supporters, families, faculty, alums, educators and local leaders to celebrate the success of our students and the hard work of and innovative strategies used by our dedicated staff. Past events have raised funds to support a new music program, purchase equipment for our state-of-the-art shop programs, outfit our gym and start new cutting-edge programs.

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Arts and Crafts Sales

Twice a year, Dearborn Academy's young artists offer a few pieces of their best work -- from unique hand-crafted jewelry to sculpture -- for sale to the general public. For many of our students, the Arts and Crafts Sale provides a special entrée into the worlds of work, arts and crafts. This year's Winter Arts and Crafts Sale is scheduled for Thursday, December 19th. We invite you to purchase a one-of-a-kind holiday gift for someone special – maybe even you. Download the flyer for more information. 


Howard Rossman Speakers Series 

Thinking Differently about Learning Differently

The 2019-2020 Thinking Differently about Learning Differently Speaker Series again promises to bring you the latest thinking about the varied ways in which students learn, the cornerstone of the Dearborn philosophy.

Be sure to be part of these dynamic community discussions and presentations. All Dearborn Academy events and activities are free and open to the public. 


Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 6:00-8:00 p.m.: Growing Up Stressed? Or Growing Up Mindful?  Dr. Chris Willard

You can help students and yourself overcome stress by practicing the therapeutic technique of mindfulness. It rewires your brain and body and makes you more resilient, no matter your age.


Thursday, March 12, 2020, 6:00-8:00 p.m.: Understanding PANS/PANDAS  Panel 

A group of parents and experts will share information about these little known and often misunderstood syndromes. Learn how infection may trigger a wide range of neuropsychiatric responses, including OCD, ADHD, generalized anxiety, mood lability, rage, tics, marked shifts in reading and math skills, and separation anxiety.

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Thanks to every one who supported Dearborn Academy through our Annual Fund 2019 Campaign!