LA VERNE - A student project at the University of La Verne has benefited children at the LeRoy Haynes Center.

At a ceremony recently, the center was presented a check for $1,911.82, which represents the proceeds from a student project in ULV's Integrated Business Curriculum.

Dr. Abe Helou, dean of the College of Business and Public Management, said students in the class devote their entire semester to the 16-unit project and take no additional courses during the project.

They develop a concept, create a business plan and a project that enables them to sell a product, with all of the proceeds going to a charity or nonprofit of their choosing. Some of the students in the class had volunteered at LeRoy Haynes in the past.

For this project, students created a laptop computer sleeve with the University of La Verne name and logo that was sold to students on campus for $20.

The LeRoy Haynes Center provides specialized treatment and educational services to children with special needs relating to emotional development, autism, Asperger's Disorder, learning disabilities, neglect and abandonment.

The facility serves 350 to 400 children annually through its four basic programs - therapeutic residential treatment, transitional housing, Haynes Special Education Center, and mental health.

Information: 909-593-2581 or leroyhaynes.org.