Director’s Message January 2018

January 22, 2018

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While each of our students is unique, they share a determination to rise above adversity and difficult circumstances to provide a better future for themselves and their families. For example:

  • A new student walked almost 2 miles so she could meet her assessor – on time – after her car gave out.  She is tired of working for Temp agencies which offer low salaries and no benefits or job security because the companies she works for all have HS diploma requirements for their full-time employees.
  •  A young man who says he is “finally setting himself free and coming out of the darkness” by admitting that he needs and wants help with his reading and writing skills. His immediate goal is to secure his driver license so that he can apply for better jobs and succeed at taking additional job training.

Please take a moment to “meet” inspirational students Christina Lynch, Jessica Whitehead, and sisters Clara Claggette and Annie Wilkerson, and read the hauntingly beautiful story written by ESL student Yi Yang.

Also, note our spring tutor training information and encourage interested friends and family members to sign up early since seating is limited.


Warmest regards,

Lisa Vernon, Executive Director

Lisa Vernon, Executive Director
Anne Arundel County Literacy Council
301-523-6750 (cell)


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