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Ninety students from Downtown Value and Everest Value recently received the gift of sight. Vision To Learn, a national non-profit organization helping kids in low-income communities like ours visited our K-8 campuses.

Arriving at each school with portable eye exam equipment, a Vision To Learn optometrist identified students who needed a prescription and offered each a free pair of glasses.

"My glasses changed the way I feel," says Frank E., a 6th grade student at Downtown Value School. "I can see when my teacher asks me to read something on the board. It makes me feel more confident. And my mom even says they make me look good!"

I can see when my teacher asks me to read something on the board. It makes me feel more confident. And my mom even says they make me look good!"
-- Frank E., Downtown Value 6th Grader

About one in five young students need glasses to see the board, read a book, or participate fully in class. Unfortunately, in low-income communities, 95% of children who need glasses do not have them.

Vision To Learn's mobile clinics work to solve this problem by bringing free eye exams and glasses to school children in low-income communities. As the largest program of its kind, Vision To Learn serves children in more than 220 cities from Honolulu to Baltimore.

Value Schools is honored and thrilled to partner with Vision To Learn, and excited that so many of our students now have the vision they need to achieve success! You can learn more and help support Vision To Learn, as they bring the gift of sight to even more students at Value Schools and across the country.

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Downtown Value School Downtown Value School 
950 West Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Phone: (213) 748-8868
Fax: (213) 742-6684
Everest Value School Everest Value School
668 South Catalina St.
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Phone: (213) 487-7736
Fax: (213) 487-7745
Central City Value High School Central City Value High School
221 North Westmoreland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Phone: (213) 471-4686
Fax: (213) 385-5127
University Prep Value High School University Prep Value High School
1929 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90006
Phone: (213) 382-1223