Empowering Students

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Raised: $19,000 / $25,000
Campaign Duration: 346 Days

Beyond 20/20–More2See

Seeing “20/20” simply means you can see clearly at a distance. Good Vision is so much more than seeing–it’s your eyes and brain working together to see and process what’s in front of you.  Your ability to see has a powerful impact on how you learn.

Did you know….

  • You can pass the “20/20” eye test but have poor tracking, coordinating, and focusing skills that impair your ability to read, process, and comprehend?
  • You can be misdiagnosed with ADD/ADHD or dyslexia when you have an undiagnosed vision problem?
  • If you’re reading below grade level by third grade, you, likely, have an undiagnosed vision problem?

70-80% of material taught to children in school is delivered visually.  If your child cannot see and process what he sees, learning cannot happen.

Does your child…

  • Hate to read?
  • Spend hours working on homework assignments?
  • Struggle to pay attention in school?

With a generous grants from the Allegheny Medical Society Foundation and PNC Charitable Trusts, we are able to provide struggling families with the funds to obtain a comprehensive, detailed vision evaluation and therapy for vision development and reading as needed.  Complete the Application for Assistance to find out if you qualify.

Students Persevering with Potential and Purpose

SP3 (Students Persevering with Potential and Purpose) is a program designed to provide support for school-aged students struggling in reading and math who don’t qualify for special education support in their public school. Through SP3, we identify students in need, living in economically disadvantaged homes, and provide them with an academic evaluation and tutoring to remediate and improve their reading, computation, and executive functioning skills.

Challenge:  10%, or more, of high school graduates cannot pass a basic skills assessment exam for admission to technical school or the college placement test to enroll in freshman-level coursework. The reason—many hard-working, smart students suffer from un-diagnosed learning disabilities/differences.

Solution: identify the struggling high school student before he graduates, and get him the specialized academic support he needs to learn and perform at his optimal level.

With a generous grants from the Allegheny Medical Society Foundation and PNC Charitable Trusts, we are able to provide struggling families with the funds to obtain a comprehensive, detailed vision evaluation and therapy for vision development and reading as needed.  Complete the Application for Assistance to find out if you qualify.