The Mission of The Boys and Girls Clubs of America is to enable all young people, especially those who need it most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
ArtsWestchester is your connection to the arts, committed to ensuring that the arts are available and accessible to all of Westchester’s residents.
Keep Girls in School is an educational program for 130 girls in India, ages 10 to 16, at-risk for being sold into brothels. The organization runs a penpal email exchange matching the Indian girls with local women and girls, including a local afterschool program aimed at helping struggling American teens.
The East African Girls’ Leadership Initiative is a pilot effort that’s engaging deeply with 10 girls (five in Kenya and five in Tanzania from Maasai communities) to develop their skills, capabilities, knowledge, and confidence so that as adult women they can be successful community leaders and effective advocates for indigenous peoples and the environment at national and international levels, too.
Apneaap is an organization working to increase choices for at-risk girls and women in order to ensure access to their rights, and to deter the purchase of sex through policy and social change. They envision a world where every woman and girl can realize her full potential.
Dress for Success works to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support, and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.
Learning Disabilities Worldwide (LDW), is a premier international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational outcomes for individuals with learning disabilities and other related disorders. LDW members include world-renowned experts and scholars, pre-service teachers, general education teachers, special education teachers, paraprofessionals, team coaches, clinicians, consultants, administrators, medical and mental health professionals, and parents and families of individuals with learning disabilities. Learning Disabilities Worldwide works to enhance the lives of individuals with learning disabilities, with a special emphasis on underserved populations. Their goal is to identify and support the unrecognized strengths and capabilities of persons with learning disabilities, striving to increase awareness and understanding of learning disabilities through multilingual media productions and publications that serve populations[...]
The mission of The PACER Center (Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights) is to expand opportunities and to enhance the quality of life for children and young adults with disabilities and their families, based on the concept of parents helping parents. Founded in 1977, The PACER Center was created by parents of children and youth with disabilities to help other parents and families facing similar challenges. PACER is staffed primarily by the parents of children with disabilities, and works in concert with 18 disability organizations. With assistance to individual families, workshops, materials for parents and professionals, and leadership in securing a free and appropriate public education for all children, PACER’s work helps families in their[...]
Q: How do you convince a teacher that providing the child with reasonable accommodations is not giving the student an advantage, but merely leveling the playing field? A: This question is one of my favorites to answer. If I were to run across a teacher—general education or otherwise—who believed that providing a child with an IEP (Individualized Education Program) or Section 504 Plan (designed to eliminate discrimination on the basis of disability in any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance) is an advantage, I would ask that teacher the following question: “Do you think that a child wearing glasses or hearing aids; having cochlear implants, a cane, wheelchair or walker; or being assisted by[...]
LDonline.org is the world’s leading website on learning disabilities and ADHD, serving more than 200,000 parents, teachers, and other professionals each month. LD Online seeks to help children and adults reach their full potential by providing accurate and up-to-date information and advice about learning disabilities and ADHD. The site features hundreds of helpful articles, multimedia, monthly columns by noted experts, first person essays, children’s writing and artwork, a comprehensive resource guide, active forums, and a Yellow Pages referral directory of professionals, schools, and products with the learning disabled community in mind. LD Online also offers information and resources on the transitions from high school to college and from school to the workplace, and on the[...]