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.
2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

Student Advocacy, Inc. is probably the only organization of its kind within our 9 county region. So many families in the NY State area find themselves feeling marginalized and even victimized when their child needs the protection of educational advocacy. Not only do they serve the families with great vigor, but Student Advocacy offers families whose children may face significant challenges empathy, support, comfort, and respect that often is missing from their interaction with the general public and of course, the school systems. Student Advocacy, Inc. does not just protect a child's educational rights. Student Advocacy, Inc. makes certain the child and their family feels engaged in and supported in our society. Student Advocacy, Inc. is highly valued by the region, and is an ideal model for replication in other counties/regions.

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

Every year Student Advocacy has an Overcoming the Odds (OTO) Dinner where young people are recognized by S.A. & the region who have succeeded in school & performed inspiring endeavors. This is a great night as the youth show their work.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Actually, I would try to raise additional funds so S.A. reach further into NYS and positively affect more children. That would be the ideal change...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

They remain caring, supportive advocates for educational rights of children with challenges.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Knowledgeable, diligent and persevering, and focused on improving the well being of children.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Reach beyond its service area and meet the needs of many more children and their families.

Ways to make it better...

I have a good experience with Student Advocacy.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Funding....

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

 
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