PARENTS EDUCATION NETWORK
Rating: 4.81 stars 31 reviews
Issues: Disabilities, Human Services
Location: 281A Sixteenth Avenue San Francisco CA 94118 USA
Geographic areas served: San Francisco Bay Area
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I have been working as an advocate for students with learning disabilities for several years and this organization (PEN) has the best and most holistic approach. Their outreach to the student community offers them opportunities and a community that truly empower them and has made a significant impact on their self esteem and outlook for success in school as well as in life. Their work to educate and connect parents and teachers is the missing link that most other organizations ignore and that is why I have chosen to volunteer my time with this group. They will be the cornerstone and model for all other groups to follow in the years ahead as our movement grows.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Through watching the students participate in panel discussions held at schools, PTA meetings and universities, i have see first hand not only the empowering effect on the students but also the impact on teachers and parents who are struggling with their own students.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Expand their SAFE Voices group to include multiple chapters throughout the country to give all students who learn differently a voice and supportive community.