Advocacy Consulting Services
Through their Educational Advocacy Consulting EYC helps parents navigate the many conversations they need to have with their child’s teachers and school administrators to get them the help that they need. With over 50 years of combined experience, our administrative faculty works as educational advocates to parents who are trying to determine the best next step for their student. We discuss topics such as:
- What is an educational evaluation and does my student need one?
- How do I request an educational assessment or reassessment?
- Should the educational assessment be performed by the public school system or a private
- What is an “IEP” and 504 Plan and what are the steps in the process?
- What are accommodations and modifications?
- How do I access academic support if my child attends a private school?
All students are unique learners, and our educational Advocacy Consulting Services can help you feel confident in your ability to navigate your child’s educational journey and help you know the questions to ask your teacher during parent-teacher conferences.
Empowering Youth and Communities Inc. is a 501c3 organization (dba EYC Academy of St Louis) and was founded in 2018 by a group of educators with 75+ years of combined experience in education as previous administrators in special education, local alternative schools, and supplemental educational business.
EYC Academy is a non-public school, approved by Missouri DESE and is globally accredited through Cognia Global Commission (formerly AdvancEd). Serving the St. Louis, MO metro area, EYC Academy offers a one-to- one blended, in center and digital learning environment to day school students 6th-12th grade. Because our nationally approved curriculum is digital and our teachers can teach virtually, this allows us to deliver services anytime, anywhere across the globe. Enrollment is on-going and can be full-time or part-time. Other services offered include therapeutic services that can be scheduled during the school day, as well as cognitive and academic assessments, school advocacy, one-to-one tutoring for all ages and subjects either in-center, virtually or combined, college planning and application assistance, test-prep and proctoring, and national diploma and career certificate programs.
At EYC Academy, we realize that every student’s journey is different, and learning isn’t one-size-fits all.
We meet our students where they are and take them where they want to be by using a holistic approach and personalizing a solution that best fits their needs. Our students come to us for many reasons — from students with learning challenges, illness, academic and emotional trauma, mental health issues, to students simply needing a flexible schedule and a self-paced school option — and no matter what the reason, there are many ways we can help students find their unique paths success.
We work in partnership with families and schools, navigating an array of learning environments together. But it goes beyond academics. Our wraparound services support the full student. We help align additional resources, such as counseling or therapy, should a student need it.
Every student — no matter their age, background, or circumstance — has a place at EYC Academy. and creating a safe space for them to learn is our main priority. Taking a different path to learning shouldn’t carry any stigma, for students or for parents, and we’re working to change that. Every student’s path to success is different but that doesn’t mean they should have to walk it alone.
EYC Academy provides a highly personalized learning environment which fosters critical thinking, cultivates individual potential, inspires confidence, and prepares students to be productive members of their communities.
Empowering students to define their own success.
Trust among all stakeholders is vital. Expectations influence accomplishments. A school- community partnership is essential. Change creates opportunity. High-performing leadership makes visions reality.