Learner Spotlight: Mataeo Mingo


Mataeo Mingo is in the the eighth grade. This is his first year with iLEAD Exploration and he is loving it! So far, iLEAD Online science classes are his favorite. He is also really enjoying a variety of books this year, including a fiction novel called, “H20.” In his spare time, Mataeo creates video reviews for Hot Wheels! He is a versatile learner who loves skateboarding and soccer.

In between his studies, Mataeo acts in plays, movies, commercials and TV shows. If you want to see more, check out his IMDB page. Last summer he was challenged with his least favorite thing to do – dancing! Despite his initial reservations, he had the time of his life playing Hairspray’s Seaweed J. Stubbs! Mataeo is not afraid to try new things, especially when it comes to foods, sports and video games.


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Learner Spotlight: Henry Walter

Henry is an inspirational learner who proves each day that anything is possible. Living with special needs can make the simplest tasks quite difficult, but Henry doesn’t let that get in the way of his goals. Homeschooling has allowed him… Read More

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Holiday Volunteer Opportunity

Each year during the holiday season, Foothill Unity Center gathers families at the Los Angeles County Arboretum in Arcadia to donate items and volunteer their time to help those in need. At the holiday distribution party, families in need receive holiday… Read More


Website: Understood

Understood.org is a website containing lots of helpful information about students with learning and attention struggles. Understood includes information about understanding the IEP process and your learner’s challenges, preparing for an IEP meeting, information on assistive technology, and so much… Read More

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