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 am a founding member of PEN. Before PEN, there was little information and little support to parents and students of the bay area trying to navigate an unfriendly educational environment. Students with learning disabilities, before PEN, were marginalized and certainly they had little voice of their own and no organized voice. PEN has created a strong collaborative network including parents, educators and students. PEN has changed the landscape in a very short period of time. Students through PEN's student branch SAFE speak publicly throughout the bar area encouraging students to empower themselves and engage in their own education. Parents are armed with information about how to best support their children. Educators are provided with professional development opportunities that are extremely affordable. Some of the brightest minds in the classroom are the students identified with learning disabilities.
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PEN has provided support, education and a voice for me as a parent and for my daughter as a student.
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Make sure everyone in the world knew about PEN.