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  

1 person found this review helpful

I have been a board member for several years, and have had the opportunity to see a tremendous professional growth in both the agency and the staff. While there might be others who may be able to offer similar services, there is nowhere else, and no one else available to help students and families with limited or no financial resources. The respect that the agency receives from the school districts, courts, DSS, Probation and other social service agencies is a clear testament to the expertise and abilities of our talented staff.

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

The agency worked with the school districts involved and the educational issues of my clients were resolved. I have been able to get technical assistance which helped me better represent my clients.

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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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

Student Advocacy is dedicated to obtaining for every child the education that best suits his or her skills and needs and to which they are entitled by law. By informing their parents or guardians (mothers are usually the ones who contact us) of the resources available to them, this can be accomplished. Of course, educating young women (and men) will create a new generation of productive and capable citizens. Currently, the agency is serving 667 children being served in 41 school districts.

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

Hearing stories of youg women (and men) whose lives have been changed through Stdent Advocacy's help is the "proof of the pudding".

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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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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