The LeRoy Haynes Center originated nearly 70 years ago as the LeRoy Haynes Boys Home with a mission to help troubled boys in a home-like setting. LeRoy Haynes’ legacy has evolved to serve more than 450 boys and girls of all ages, and their families through four programs including: a State Certified K-12 Non-public School, Residential Treatment, Mental Health Services and Community Outreach. Its campus now comprises 18 buildings including six residential cottages. The LeRoy Haynes Center has become one of the largest and most comprehensive non-profit organizations of its kind dedicated to helping children with special needs relating to emotional development, autism, Asperger’s Disorder, learning disabilities, abuse, neglect and abandonment.
In addition to operating a State Certified K-12 Non-public school, the LeRoy Haynes Center also operates an enrichment program that serves to promote achievement across a wide spectrum. Enhancing each child’s educational and personal experience, the program includes Art, Drama, Music, Science, Computer Technology, Physical Education, Team Sports, Student Government and Community Service. Further, LeRoy Haynes Center’s S.T.A.R. Academy offers in-home behavior services that rely on naturalistic and evidence based practices which include applied behavior analysis; pivotal response team; and parent training and education. Recognizing each child is unique with individual strengths and abilities, S.T.A.R. Academy individualizes each program to address the unique needs of the youth.
Chamber of Commerce Activity
In addition to hosting its multi-chamber mixer each summer, LeRoy Haynes CEO and President Dan Maydeck sits on the Board of Directors of the Irwindale Chamber of Commerce.