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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Education, Literacy, Remedial Reading & Encouragement, Special Education, Youth Development - Citizenship

Mission: Our mission at Lee Pesky Learning Center is to improve the lives of people who learn differently through prevention, evaluation, treatment, and research. For 15 years we have been providing high quality, effective services to individuals with learning disabilities. We are now ready to take the great work that we have accomplished, synthesize what we have learned, and share it with educators, clinicians, and school systems to advance the prevention, evaluation, and treatment of learning disabilities.

Target demographics: Individuals age 5 to 85 with learning disabilties

Geographic areas served: Southern Idaho

Programs: Counselors and teachers at the center work with approximately 90 clients per week, providing assessments, one-on-one specialized instruction or counseling to children and adults with learning differences. The typical student comes to the center twice a week for hour-long sessions. Group sessions are also held for social skills, study skills, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The center also offers services to parents giving them tips on everything from homework to discipline. Services are provided in four locations: boise, ketchum, hailey and caldwell, idaho.

training and consultation delivers a variety of classes and specialized training to teachers, schools, and school districts in research-based methods of teaching literacy. During fy13 the center taught classes to teachers and consulted with school districts and the idaho department of education working with approximately 1,200 teachers. The center's training and consultation services help idaho school districts as they work to implement the common core standards.

through grant funding, the center continues to provide training and resources to early childhood educators and parents. We train child care providers to use research-based early literacy instructional methods to better prepare preschoolers for school, and we distribte our book every child ready to learn to parents. The center is also contributing to research projects with professors from two universities. One project is looking for genetic links to different subtypes of dyslexia and the other is identifying and developing tools for early identification of math disabiliites.

Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Donor

Rating: 5

This is an oustanding organization that provides education to those young students who are having difficulty with their reading and language skills. Their success rate has been outstanding.

The funds that are raised are not diluted by large executive salaries or overhead but are directed to the teaching and mentoring of the students.

marcialiebich

Donor

Rating: 5

We have been donors to the Center for the past eight years. Our granddaughter was tested and received services from the center. We are impressed with the educational research they are doing and with the caring, empathetic way they deal with clients. We are impressed with their outreach in our state encouraging the importance of reading in early childhood and the value of attending college or other post-secondary education. Idaho is a rural state and these initiatives are critically important.

Donor

Rating: 5

Community Impact: That's the hallmark of LPLC. Thru their programming, they are enriching the lives of young people, and broadening the professional skills of Schoolteachers. They create opportunity wherever they serve. Idaho just wouldn't be the same without LPLC. As a donor, we are happy to continue to support them, as the Leadership continues to work with a very high ethical standard. Communication, Transparency, repect for donor base, financial integrity, committment to community. These are all hallmarks of the LPLC organization, from top to bottom.

Dana23

Donor

Rating: 5

The Lee Pesky Learning Center has made a difference in the Sun Valley Idaho area where I have a home. They are addressing the changing demographics and have a realistic approach to helping the growing community. The Board of the Center is focused and dedicated to first class operations of Center and know how to reach out to the people they help. As a donor, I enjoy their creative fundraising campaigns, newsletters and events.

Donor

Rating: 5


We have been donors and supporters of the Lee Pesky Learning center since its inception .We have stOod in awe as this shoestring organization grew over the years to be the preminent provider of services and instruction to the learning disabled of the State of Idaho. It is a dedicated,professional and caring organization staffed by highly qualified members in this field. The center has always kept its supporters informed of its progress so we are very aware of the results of its work and the steady developpment of new prograams. The board of the Pesky center has continues to provide the impetus for its growth and excellence and we urge all those who realize the importance of this work to join the effort. Sincerely Nancy and Terry
Curran

Donor

Rating: 5

The staff at Lee Pesky Learning Center are professional and passionate about helping individuals who struggle with learning disabilities. They take great care in meeting the individual's need and providing the tools for him to be successful.