Offering a Diversity of Vital and Social Educational Services
For more than 40 years, Passport To Learning, Inc. (PTL) has assisted individuals with special needs throughout the state of California. With offices located in Los Angeles County, Sacramento, and Oakland Passport To Learning offers a diverse number of services in the Health and Human Services field from those involved in the judicial system to those who are parents.
Passport To Learning holds firm to the belief that anyone can change, improve and achieve with proper guidance, education, training and counseling. PTL has developed specialized programs that best address the unique challenges of individuals with developmental disabilities and to make possible the fulfillment of personal goals.
Passport To Learning was created in 1977 by Betty Walkes. A former teacher with 27 years of experience with the Los Angeles Unified School District, Walkes became a vendor in 1977 by South Central Los Angeles Regional Center as a specialist to provide tutoring to clients in the greater Los Angeles area. Walkes started Passport To Learning to ensure that no person living with disabilities would go without the resources and support they need to be successful.
PTL operations have always met or exceeded state and local guidelines as well as people, individual or program participants feedback. All PTL employees follow a three-pillar support base: financial stability; consistent operations guidelines; and high-level, experienced employees. PTL focuses initially on assessing consumers’ abilities and potential, measuring their status and establishing realistic goals that would enable people, individual or program participants to lead meaningful and productive lives. Secondly, education, training and counseling techniques are tailored from various disciplines to meet people, individual or program participants diverse needs. Through its diverse staff and exceptional programs, Passport To Learning, Inc. continues to aid the unique community of youth and adults with developmental disabilities through education, training, and support. Finally, PTL employs a team of more than 200 qualified and dedicated employees, a number of who are bilingual, to serve its diverse people, individual or program participants base. Our Mission: Passport To Learning, Inc. (PTL) is dedicated to making a positive impact in the lives of individuals with Intellectual Disabilities and others with closely related mild to moderate developmental disorders. PTL’s emphasis is to empower individuals to make positive choices in their lives, pursue meaningful goals for personal growth and development, and improve their overall quality of life. Our Vision: Passport To Learning envisions an inclusive society, where individuals with intellectual disabilities are appreciated for their different abilities. A society where every person is given the support, guidance, education, training, or counsel needed to realize his or her highest ambition or potential. Our Values: Service excellence, purpose-driven, integrity, courtesy, empathy, equality, diversity, and inclusion are our values. We provide a meaningful and individualized service, service excellence. We make a difference in every community we serve, purpose-driven. We hold that honesty and trustworthiness are our abiding principles, integrity. We respect and listen to our people, courtesy. We care about the well-being and success of every person, empathy. We are at our best when everyone has an equal chance to contribute, equality. We embrace differences, diversity and inclusion.
“Dedicating to aiding the community of youth and adults with developmental disabilities through education, training, and support.”