ABC Learn, Inc. is a 501( c )(3) non-profit education corporation that has been working with youth since 1996. We have donated our money, time, skills and efforts to teach children language arts, math, music, and art.
ABC Learn, Inc. has worked successfully in Los Angeles County with various departments including Department of Youth and Family Services, Department of Juvenile Probation, LA County Department of Education, LAPD, LAUSD and various City and County public officials. We have had success in detention camps teaching thousands of juveniles how to read. Our students achieved much higher scholastic scores, and were extremely pleased with our program. We receive numerous letters from our students and parents, as well as schools and probation personnel thanking us for our dedicated efforts. Our program has successfully changed the lives of those it has touched. We take pride in the achievements of our students.
Our objective is to assist students, teachers, parents, and the school system! ABC Learn, Inc. and our affiliates understand that we must work together to raise current educational levels and standards. Today’s society brings many varied complications into the classroom. Teachers can no longer prepare one lesson and cover all students in the classroom. Students’ learning levels within the same age group have become extremely varied in range over the past several years. As a result, it is impossible for a teacher to be effective for all students. It is our goal to help each student reach his/her proper grade level. We have found that once a child understands the language and math requirements, all other subjects are positively affected as well.
As a non-profit we have worked in collaboration with other organizations, both for profit and non-profit, to provide educational opportunities for thousands of youth across Los Angeles County, including, access to free new books to promote literacy, creativity, and a love for learning.
In July 2018, the Los Angeles Daily News published this article about the LA County Civil Grand Jury study of SoCal school districts that are apparently not doing enough to help foster students close the achievement gap. Several districts say the study is unfair because it’s difficult to tell how much money is being spent on foster students. The new LCFF (Local Control Funding Formula) lumps together funding for English-language learners, low-income, high need, and foster students, so it’s hard to know how much is being spent on foster kids. (Before LCFF, all schools got the same amount of money per student regardless of high need.)
ABC Learn has a historically proven method of increasing literacy scores and closing achievement gaps for at risk youth in juvenile detention camps, LAUSD and Pomona School Districts.
The ABC Learn organization is uniquely aligned to pilot a literacy program to youth in state custody programs and juvenile detention centers.
ABC Learn aims to make an social impact on three key areas.
- Close the Literacy and Academic Achievement gaps for children in Foster Care programs and Juvenile Detention centers. By providing tutoring, mentoring services at risk youth the tools, skills and paths to occupational success.
- Foster community development by enabling charter schools, encouraging schools and communities to cultivate learning gardens as learning centers that teach students about smart nutritional choices, ecology, the impact of nutrition related to academic achievement and food waste on our surrounding ecosystems. Also by including the Veteran Community in joint venture with at risk youth, in a “Living History” pilot, that could offer integration of our veterans in local youth communities.
- Prison Reform, ABC Learn has increased literacy rates in youth detention camps which have statistically shown to build confidence in their own abilities to succeed.