Rethinking Success @ The Chicago Lighthouse

In the M.A.G.I.C. (Mentoring Achievement of Goals and Inspiring Champions) elective course, students have been investigating the question, who are your guiding lights and how do they help you achieve your dreams?. In pursuit of an answer, students have been studying and analyzing the people that inspire and motivate them. They are taking a close look at the paths they took to reach their success. Through this investigation, students will identify how they can find their own path to success.

As a part of their investigation, they visited The Chicago Lighthouse, a world-renowned social service organization serving the blind, visually impaired, disabled and Veteran communities with comprehensive vision care and support services. Students met and learned from people in the community who have had to overcome a range of obstacles in order to achieve the success that they have. Students were asked to think about success from a different perspective.


The purpose of this FE is to think about the ideas of success and value, as well as the obstacles people have to overcome. We will be reflecting and discovering how one organization can inspire hope and improve countless lives.


Our goal is to see what kinds of options are out there for people who are blind or visually impaired – from technological advancements to communities and support services, ultimately connecting this back to our own lives and future goals.