Since 1988, Meadowbrook Center for Learning, 811 Oakwood Drive, Rochester, has been offering affordable, one-to-one tutoring help for all students, including those with learning difficulties. With more than 3,000 students helped since opening, the non-profit learning center is celebrating its 30th year in operation. In the past three decades, the center has placed a special focus on raising scholarship aid money to help children with learning needs who come from economically-disadvantaged families. That includes students with autism, dyslexia, epilepsy, ADHD and genetic impairments, as well as those without any diagnosed learning problems, but who still require extra support. “We understand that not everyone learns the same way, but believe that everyone should have the same opportunities to succeed,” said Yolanda Udell, the center’s executive director. The center has received multiple awards, including the 2010 Oakland University Educator of the Year; 2007 and 2014 Rochester Lion’s Club Wallace M. Doc O’Brien Community Improvement Grant; the 2016 Lula Wilson and Filmer Charitable Trust grants; and the 2018 Madison Community Foundation, Harrison Foundation and Rochester Junior Women’s grants. The Meadowbrook Center for Learning focuses on children from preschool to college, in all subjects.
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