Michael: I would just like to thank everyone on the Literacy Action team, with a big thanks to my guidance counselor Mr. Kevin Spearman! This was the support I needed to further my education. Since day one at Literacy Action, I have been equipped with the tools to not only get my GED, but further my post grad education. Now I’m about to start my career in Tech.
Regina: I was at a dead end with limited career prospects. After achieving my GED, I’m now on my way to achieving a Master’s Degree in Nursing.
Petra: My name is Petra Raithel, and I’m an ESL student. Literacy Action helped me boost my English skills and feel at home in the US. Coming to the US from Germany 3 years ago, I knew basic vocabulary but didn’t feel confident talking to people. I lacked practice and wasn’t sure of the grammar either. Learning English gave me the confidence to engage with people, go to the doctors, find new friends, establish roots quicker, and be more independent for a fulfilled future. I want to thank Mr. Spearman, Ms. Jenna, and especially Mrs. Monique for their continuous support!
Anquette: The program is helping me overcome my test taking fears and prepare for the US Air Force entrance exam.
Andi: My name is Andreannna Alexandria Adams. I defeated some significant battles, including self-imposed limitations, on my mission to reach my highest potential! I finally made the decision to ask for help, and I found Literacy Action. I was able to pass the 8+ tests, earning my GED Diploma. So, I thank God, my parents, Mr. Spearman, Ms. Tyneisha, Ms. Jenna, Ms. Viviana, and everyone else dedicated to Literacy Action!
Milton: My name is Milton Creamer. First, I’d like to say it is an honor and a privilege to be a part of the Adult Education Program. I’m also grateful to be with Literacy Action and its staff. Being here gives me the opportunity to go back to school, which was a lost dream.
Now I feel lost dreams can be awakened and new possibilities have risen.
Going back to school was a promise I made to myself in 1974 when I quit. I decided to continue to work rather than stay in school. At the time I thought working was more important. Boy was I wrong! Turning 64 years young a few months ago, I’m finding a purpose in helping others as well as myself.
Being a part of the Adult Education Program and seeking my GED will make my future brighter and helpful not only for me but for others as well. Regardless of age, one can still go back to school with the willingness to learn.
Literacy Action is not just an Adult Education Program. It is a school that helps build confidence and to reshapes minds so that we have the ability to help others. When I obtain my GED, I plan to get into Peer Support Counseling or Care. Helping people struggling with Mental Health and Substance Abuse are in high demand. That’s my hope for the future.
I feel that field would be fitting for me because I have experiences with both and live with them. Having not been in school since 1974 and being given the opportunity to be with the Adult Education Program through Literacy Action to seek my GED and to strive to be a better version of myself so that I can help others is truly a dream come true and a blessing.
Let me say a few other things I love about the Adult Education Program. Getting the opportunity to learn the different forms of Math, and teachers having the patience to take the time to explain things to us. I really appreciate that. RLA helps us all with improving our reading skills and comprehension skills as well. Learning to use correct grammar is huge for me. I did not know how poor my language arts skills were until I started the RLA classes. I love it when the teachers give us the opportunity to challenge ourselves.
I value having individual sessions that make sure we get what we need to grasp the concepts of what is being thought at the time. Virtual teaching and learning is a challenge within itself, but Ms. Dawn and Ms. Kelley do such an amazing job. I cannot thank them enough for all they do. And having the computer classes with Mr. Alex has been so beneficial. It was not so long ago that I was so intimidated by a computer. I thought I would never be able to operate one. Now I’m learning Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word all due to the Adult Education Program at Literacy Action.
I’m also getting the opportunity to meet and become friends with people from other countries. We are able to learn from each other. I feel I will continue to help others with the knowledge that I receive by being in this program, and I’m even able to help my great nieces and nephews that are struggling in school. Being able to teach someone something that I have learned, that gives me the opportunity to learn it twice which is so beneficial. Yes, I feel I will have a brighter and more successful future. I want to thank the Adult Education Program and Literacy Action for all they do by educating adults like myself and others.