It's our last week of our summer blog Frequently Asked Questions series, but last but not least is Adult Education! So, let's dive in!
What is the Adult Education program?
Guadalupe School's Adult Education program provides English as a Second language classes and other services to low income adult immigrants, who are assimilating to American culture.
What makes this program unique?
What is the coolest thing about Adult Education?
According to program director, Kate Brainerd, the coolest thing about Adult Education is the program's ability to meet individual student needs and make learning applicable to their life. As an example, Kate said she recently had a student who took a job working at an emissions testing facility. He wanted to be promoted from mechanic to emissions tester, but failed to pass the state certifying exam. When his teachers learned of this goal, they encouraged him to bring his learning materials to class, and work with a private tutor who would help him study and comprehend the English well enough to try the test again, this time with the support of his learning community.
How do I get involved?
There are lots of ways to get involved in our Adult Education program!
As you can imagine, our most immediate need for this program is always volunteer tutors. There are no second language skills required! Just share your time with a group of 3-4 English language learners twice a week.
However, if you don't have the spare time, but have some spare cash, we are currently working on building a scholarship fund for our adult students who want to use what they've learned here to pursue vocational training and a new career. So far, we have had students interested in becoming Certified Nursing Assistants, Quality Control Specialists, and Emissions Testers, among others. Help us make their dreams of climbing the career ladder and giving their families a better life bydesignating your donation to Adult Education.