Pathways to Learning Event

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2020 Event Update

It is with heavy-hearts that we announce our 2020 Annual Pathways to Learning Event has been cancelled due to the COVID-19/ Coronavirus. We are disappointed, but believe that this is the best call. The health and safety of our community is and will always be a top priority of Lee Pesky Learning Center.

We deeply appreciate the support of all our sponsors, donors, vendors, staff members and event speakers for your support and patience as we navigate this unique situation.

This event provides vital funding for LPLC and for the students we support. We hope that we can count on your support to ensure that the our services are not disrupted by this change. In place of your Pathways to Learning Event gift, you can support LPLC and our students by:

– Participating in Idaho Gives Day on May 5, 2020:
– Contributing to our Running for Learning Team:
– Making a direct gift to LPLC:

It is the support from people like you that makes our services accessible to the 1 in 5 with learning and attention challenges. Your contribution creates pathways to success. Thank you!

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Purchase individual tickets or sponsorships here.

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Even with the event cancellation, you can still support LPLC .


Tentative Speakers – 2021 Event

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Keynote Speaker: Dr. Don Compton

Director, Florida Center for Reading Research

Dr. Donald Compton, Professor of Psychology at Florida State University and Director of the Florida Center for Reading Research.

The Florida Center for Reading Research is a multidisciplinary research center at Florida State University that explores all aspects of reading research — basic research into literacy-related skills for typically developing readers and those who struggle, studies of effective prevention and intervention, and psychometric work on formative assessment.

Dr. Compton’s research examines individual differences in children’s reading development and the identification and treatment of children with reading disabilities. He joined FCRR in 2015, having served as Professor and Chair of Special Education and a John F. Kennedy Center Investigator at Peabody College, Vanderbilt University.

Dr. Compton’s presentation, Dyslexia: The Science, the Media, the Individual, is a unique chance to hear from one of the world’s leading researchers in the field of reading and dyslexia.

Learn more about Dr. Compton and his work.

Guest Speaker: Rahim Osman

Rahim Osman is a graduate of Boise Public Schools and Boise State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration – Accounting and Finance and a Minor in Non-profit Management. While at BSU, Rahim was a member of the TRIO Rising Scholars Program, Financial Management Association, and received the University’s 2016 Emerging Leaders Award. He currently serves as an Assurance Associate with Price Waterhouse Cooper accounting firm in San Jose, CA.

As an English language learner, Rahim recognized the need for support in his reading and writing skills as he began to study for his CPA Level 1 exam. By working with Paula Jones, his LPLC educational specialist, he accessed strategies and self-awareness he never knew existed and was able to thrive. He is excited to share more of his story and resiliency with the LPLC community.

Thank You to Our Sponsors.

During these uncertain times, we are thankful to these 2020 event sponsors who donated their sponsorship giving to LPLC to go towards its areas of greatest need.




Alan & Wendy


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The Peterson and Liebich Families

The Masser-Sutherland Family

William J. Young Attorney


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Cynthia & Kingsley Murphy