Schaumburg resident Toni Coleman, a mother of five, who enrolled in Northwest Suburban High School District 214 Community Education's GED program last year, is one of the success stories cited by the district at is celebrates National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week.
Coleman dropped out of school in the 10th grade, but decided to go back to school after raising her children, now ages 11 to 27.
"Being a mom is great, but I want to do something with my life. I know that I have not received my high school diploma, so I thought getting my GED was the first place to start," said Coleman, who now is enrolled in Harper College's certified nursing assistant program.
Roberta Pennett, a Read to Learn site supervisor, tells of a student originally from Mexico, who she tutored at the Palatine site in preparation for his kitchen certification test. "He passed his certification after a semester with RTL which allowed him to earn a higher salary and get the promotion at his work," Pennett said.
District 214 Community Education offers English as a Second Language (ESL) and GED preparation classes, Read to Learn Adult Literacy/Volunteer Tutoring, Family Literacy, U.S. Citizenship preparation, and other programs.
For more information, visit ce214.org or call (847) 718-7719.