MISSION AND PHILOSOPHY OF MARTIN DE PORRES
WE BELIEVE that all youngsters who have been entrusted to our care have the capacity to learn and to achieve no matter how severe their needs or problems
WE SEEK youngsters who have had difficulty in the development of their educational skills and whose behavior has been severely disordered and disruptive and youngsters whose school failure is often born of neglect, lack of attention and love, and inability to cope with the pressures of family disintegration, poverty and crime.
WE CREATE an environment where personal change can begin – an environment that is safe, secure, comfortable, and challenging – an environment that provides concrete reminders to our students that they are competent, important and protected.
WE TEACH all who have been entrusted to our care that they are lovable and worthwhile persons capable of making responsible choices based upon respect for themselves and for the other persons in their lives and capable of establishing relationships of trust among our diverse community of adults and peers.
WE EXPECT our students and residents to develop to their highest potential those skills that will maximize their ability to be independent and to contribute constructively to the life of their community.
WE STRUCTURE our curriculum by creating an appropriate blend of academic, affective, and practical learning experiences for each student thereby developing competencies that will prepare each student and resident to move on to further education, independent living and a desire for life long learning.
WE ARE A LASALLIAN EDUCATIONAL AND RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY ASSOCIATED TOGETHER BY OUR FAITH IN THE ABILITY OF THE YOUNGSTERS WHO HAVE BEEN ENTRUSTED TO OUR CARE AND THEIR FAMILIES TO CHANGE THE DIRECTION OF THEIR LIVES, AND BY OUR ZEAL TO CREATE EVER MORE EFFECTIVE WAYS TO FOSTER FULLNESS OF LIFE AND PERSONAL GROWTH.
621 Elmont Rd
Elmont NY 11003
Phone: 1(516) 502 2840
Fax: 1(516) 502 2841