PLEA works in partnership with School Boards, BC certified instructors, and tutors to help meet the academic, personal and social needs of each student, through individualized student-driven and self-paced programming.
Why we do it...
Our objectives are to better address learning needs and improve educational outcomes, and to help each participant reconnect to school and to the community.
How we do it...
A teacher provides the educational component, and a youth worker helps students with their learning, life-skills training, and recreational activities. We have observed that the skills and abilities demonstrated by students are not always presented in standard educational tests. We, therefore, make every effort to measure achievements and outcomes in a way that makes sense to them.
Where we do it...
Services are provided throughout the Lower Mainland. When necessary, instructors visit students in their PLEA home.
What we do…
We tailor educational plans to each student according to the goals they wish to accomplish and the level that they are working at. As a result, they receive services for different reasons and lengths of time. Some are assisted in the short term to complete a particular course or program, while others have been with their instructors for three or more years and are happy to be learning something new, even if it isn’t towards the completion of a formal program.
Most importantly, we strive to build confidence in their ability to master new concepts and to translate that confidence into other areas of their lives.
We accept referrals from probation officers and social workers working for the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD).
In Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows: 604 476 2821
In Tri-Cities: 604 939 9241.
In Vancouver: 604.363.0046
Government of the Northwest Territories Professionals: 778 558 4518