Thank you for your support of our organization’s efforts in 2014.  Because of your generosity, our “Make a Difference” grant program funded more than $26,000 in grants to all of our schools in Districts 65, 67 and 115, as well as the School of St. Mary.  Highlights this year include:

  • thinkCerca Software Licenses, an online CCSS aligned literacy program with tools and content to help high school students read closely, think critically, and develop powerful arguments based on informational articles
  • Reading, Math and Social Programs, including Leveled Literacy Intervention System, Dreambox math, Tough Kid on Task in a Box and Social Skills books, Raz-Kids reading subscription, iPad Minis, Kindle Fire tablets.
  • Chord Buddy Guitar Learning System, allowing students to participate fully with peers in music class
  • Ergonomic Chairs, Hokki Stools, Sit or Go Ball Chairs, BackJack Chairs, and Stand Up Desks, providing sensory input and support
  • Recumbent Lifecycle Exercise Bike, dedicated lifecycle to promote cardiovascular development for the integrated wellness students at the high school
  • Assorted Sensory Integration Tools, designed to help children regulate and focus

Since 1988, our group of volunteers has been dedicated to enhancing the learning experience of our children in the Lake Forest and Lake Bluff communities.

Again, thank you for your support of the LDA ”Make A Difference” Grant Program and our fundraising efforts, so children who learn differently have the educational resources to succeed!