Boise, Idaho— This spring, Lee Pesky Learning Center (LPLC) celebrated 26 years of service across the state of Idaho.
Founded in 1997 by Alan and Wendy Pesky, LPLC works with individuals, families, schools, and our community to understand and overcome obstacles to learning. Since first opening its doors, LPLC has served 98% of the counties in Idaho, trained over 10,000 educators, provided support to over 100,000 students, and supplied over $1.7MM in financial aid.
In celebration of 26 years of service, On May 20, 2023, over 140 members of the community gathered for LPLC’s Pathways to Learning Event. The event welcomed keynote speaker and founder of Girls Garage Emily Pilloton-Lam who spoke to the importance of equipping children with the tools they need to succeed. Lam’s reflections were reinforced by Alumni Guest Speaker and Founder of Bluebird Express Carwash John Michael Fery.
As John Michael reflected, “One big thing that I always remember taking away from my time at LPLC was feeling very empowered.” Fery went on to share that, “It was a great opportunity for me to restore confidence that I had lost because of the challenges that my learning differences presented for me.”
The spring Pathways to Learning Event garnered over $175,000 in support of Lee Pesky Learning Center’s mission. While LPLC has already had an immense impact over the past 26 years, this funding will ensure countless individuals and educators receive the services they need to become self-regulated learners.
In the words of LPLC’s Executive Director Dr. Lindy Crawford, “Thank you to those individuals, foundations, businesses, and government entities that supported LPLC over the past year. Your financial support makes our expertise available to a growing number of students and schools across Idaho and beyond.”