SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Parents Education Network's SAFE (Student Advisors For Education) program has been chosen by the Northern California Branch of The International Dyslexia Association (NCBIDA) to be honored as a program that makes a difference in the lives of students and families who live and learn with dyslexia. Specifically, the NCBIDA board chose to honor PEN and the work of Student Advisors For Education for empowering students in their leadership and advocacy. This award was presented to Kina Wilde, PEN Program Director, at the NCBIDA New Year's Brunch in San Francisco.
PEN is the Bay Area's leading provider of support services for students, parents and teachers impacted by learning and attention differences like dyslexia and ADHD.
PEN works to empower and bring academic and life success to the 1 in 5 students impacted by learning and attention differences. PEN operates a variety of programs including a speaker series, SAFE (a teen self-advocacy group), and professional development workshops. PEN also produces EdRev, an annual, one-day educational event and celebration at AT&T Park. PEN's programs operate in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Sacramento, Los Angeles and Phoenix, AZ.
"PEN is honored to be recognized by the Northern California Branch of the International Dyselxia Association. SAFE is our flagship program empowering teens with self-advocacy skills to have a voice in their own education" said PEN Board Chair Jenna Ellis. "On behalf of the entire board, I would like to thank the NCBIDA for this honor."
"We want to give special acknowledgement to our outstanding SAFE facilitators, that ensure this program's success." added PEN's Executive Director, Melissa Fedoronko. "Mariah Pospisil, Nick Wynn, Sarah Fox, Christie Saccomanno and Billy Swift, really are at the heart of this SAFE's magic. They guide and coach our students, enabling them to articulate their learning strengths and describe their experiences as students thriving with learning differences."
PEN is a coalition of parents collaborating with educators, students and the community to empower and bring academic and life success to students with learning and attention differences. For more information, please see ParentsEducationNetwork.org.
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SOURCE Parents Education Network (PEN)