Student Advocacy, Inc.

Rating: 4.92 stars   13 reviews

Issues: Civil Rights, Children & Youth, Disabilities, Education

Location: 3 West Main Street Elmsford NY 10523 USA

Mission: Student Advocacy gets kids on track to school success. Our mission is to ensure a meaningful school experience for each student struggling to overcome the odds through services distinguished by
• expertise in the laws and practices of school systems, social services, mental health services and the juvenile justice system;
• a commitment to breaking down barriers in any system that are obstacles to student success;
• extensive collaboration with other child service providers and with families;
• negotiation and use of any necessary administrative remedies;
• a commitment to effecting system change through advocacy.
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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

As a former advocate, i know from having been on the inside, how dedicated the staff members of this agency are to helping students stay in school and achieve success. The agecny is staffed with extraordinary, dedicated and professional people. The agency functions so effectively because of its excellent advocates working under exceptional leadership.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my capacity as an advocate

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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7 people found this review helpful

When I first heard of Student Advocacy I was not quite sure of what they did. However, after learning about all of the services they provide I can honestly say they are a truly amazing nonprofit. They provide an invaluable, and often otherwise inaccessible, service for many parents, especially young and under-privileged mothers. The advocates work with students to get them back on track in school, whether by setting up special accommodations in the classroom or recognizing previously undiagnosed issues, the advocates I worked with constantly amazed me with the efficiency and care with which they handled each case. Working with them for just one summer,I saw the Student Advocacy staff improve the lives of an incredible number of children and their families. The hard work this staff puts in everyday, and the inspiring results, make Student Advocacy a truly great nonprofit.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my work with them last summer. They really did make immediate changes for the better in the lives of many children.

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One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Student Advocacy just recently held its 15th OTO (Overcoming the Odds) Awards dinner. Prior to the dinner, I wrote a personal card to each of the four students and included a 25 dollar gift certificate from Target in order for the student to buy a little something to take to college. I felt so much pleasure while watching them go up to the podium and mention a little about their personal goals.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the mothers who join their sons and daughters at the OTO Awards dinner.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-12-01

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