The Junior League of Orange County and Blind Children’s Learning Center partnership began in 2012. While it will formally end in May 2017, JLOCC will continue to support and be an occasional community partner with the center for many years to come.
Junior League has been able to provide the center with the necessary womanpower to host events such as graduation, holiday functions and parent nights among others. A few highlights throughout JLOCC’s time working at the center include decorating the campus in holiday spirit for students and their families to enjoy, offering child care nights that allow parents to enjoy a free night and hosting a Mother’s Day Tea each year that allows moms and students to celebrate together.
Through this partnership, JLOCC and Blind Children’s Learning Center have made a significant impact at the center and for the community it serves.
Blind Children’s Learning Center prepares children with visual impairments for a life of independence through early intervention, education and family support. Since 80% of early learning is driven by vision, the Center provides comprehensive services from birth to age 21. From the moment of diagnosis, early intervention is key to setting a foundation for independence. Blind Children’s Learning Center supports children and families in their homes, at an onsite preschool called Bright Visions, and provides education support in K-12 classrooms. Teens and young adults also participate in an Independent Living Skills program where they gain practical skills to thrive in a sighted world, and act as tutors and mentors to younger students. Over 200 children receive services annually. By addressing unique challenges and gifts, each child served by Blind Children’s Learning Center has the opportunity to reach their potential and gain independence.
For additional information please contact the JLOCC Blind Children’s Learning Center Project Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.