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Preemies to Scholars

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Preemies to Scholars
What is “Preemies to Scholars”?
It’s simple! On a first come, first serve basis, we will provide financial assistance for the following: hearing aid devices; registration fee (partial or full) for private school education; tuition (partial or full) for private school education; and tutoring service fees.
Sometimes you just need a little help, we are here to help!

Our Personal Experience
April 4th 2007 was the scariest day of my life. I was in labor with my first child at only 24 weeks into my pregnancy. I was aware of all the risks involved and I was terrified. At 5:11am on April 5th, 2007 my water broke and Miss Attiyana Bella-Jazelle was coming, She entered this world 11 inches long, and weighted 1 pound 4 ounces. My doctor said “let her go!” my cry said “God don’t take her from me!” I did not get to hold my daughter to my chest until she was eight weeks old. The day I could bring her to my chest, is the day I decided to never put her down!

In 2013 my husband and I made a tough decision to hold her back from going to 1st grade. Her second year of Kindergarten was much better; especially since she had a phenomenal teacher. She spent so much time outside of her class to meet with her Speech and Resource teachers that she missed what was going on in her classroom. In 2014 we refused to put our daughter back in the public school system because I could not take the “labels” anymore. Yes, she has a Learning Disability (LD). Yes, it may take her a little longer to grasp a concept. Yes, she is deaf in one ear… but, YES, she can thrive in a first grade classroom. Yes, she can read. Yes, she can spell. Yes, she can meet the standards- just give her a chance.

A private school setting where her only label is “First Grader” is phenomenal! She still has a Learning Disability. She still takes a little longer to grasp a concept. She still has hearing loss, but guess what? She is THRIVING in an environment where she is recognized as a student who needs some extra
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LaNisha Ann Stokes, Main Contact
(209) 225-3136
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Angelina McClure
LaNisha Ann Stokes
Steven Michael Stokes
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