We have a large family and couldn’t afford private school. Learning to Serve helped us bridge the gap financially.
His school has given him a great, diverse experience which has helped him become more confident in himself. His teachers love and support him.
“We weren’t expecting to have two small kids at this time in our life,” she says. “But, the good Lord sent us two foster children that we fell in love with and decided to adopt.”
We were watching our beautiful girl become a shell of who God made her to be. We knew that we needed more people pouring into her and affirming the person that she was.
‘This can’t be,’ I thought. ‘Dyslexia? If you don’t have the resources and we don’t have the resources, then where do we go from here?!’ It felt so hopeless.
When my son was in the public school system with an IEP, there was a lot of separation and obvious treatment differences.
My son’s public school placement test results indicated that he would not be placed in gifted or high achieving classes, but he also scored high enough that he wouldn’t qualify for any special assistance or services in the classroom. He would be placed in classrooms with 30+ students, without any extra guidance. For someone who struggles to be in big groups, the distractions would be overwhelming. He needed a different choice.
With multiple special needs diagnoses, my son was struggling in public schools that lacked the resources to serve him. Multiple failed IEPs made us feel hopeless. Then, we found the perfect school for my son.
“Before attending a private school, I wasn’t sure I could even finish high school, let alone go to college. Now, I’m looking forward to graduating with good grades and going to college. I am excited to go to school everyday.”
Alex Brennan, with East Mountain Development Group, has supported Learning to Serve since 2009. "Financial constraints are oftentimes the limiting factor for whether children attend the school of their choice. We believe that LTS offers families the assistance they...
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