When parents in Palm Beach County bring their children to school, they can stay for their own class! Through a partnership between Center for Creative Education (CCE) and DePorres Place, the Adult Basic Education programs at Barton, Lantana and Northmore elementary schools provide literacy instruction and tutoring for parents and guardians of students in CCE's Arts for Literacy educational enrichment program. Twice weekly, these highly motivated mothers, fathers and caregivers gather to learn how to read, write and speak English.
"Our adult learners seem to overcome new challenges every day," said Judy Ireland, executive director of DePorres Place.
All of the participants are bravely studying a complicated language while managing family and life circumstances. By learning and growing together, they are better able to support their children’s education and improve their families’ futures.