Every holiday season, we observe Black Friday–big shopping deals on the day after Thanksgiving…and Cyber Monday–great deals from online retailers on the Monday after Thanksgiving. But do you know about Giving Tuesday?
Giving Tuesday is a global effort designed to encourage individuals and businesses to donate to charities, to improve lives all over the world. We enc
Project: LEARN of Medina County invites our supporters to participate in Giving Tuesday! Please consider supporting Project: LEARN or one of the many worthy organizations that serve Medina County.
Why support Project: LEARN? Let me tell you about a few of our students, so you can see the real value of the services we provide to Medina County.
- P. is a young mother, trying to ensure a better future for herself and for her daughter. She left school during high school, intending to complete her diploma using an online home-school option. She didn’t have the resources to succeed in that environment, and became a dropout. She knows she will not be able to secure a good-paying job without her GED. P. started working with Project: LEARN in the spring of this year, and she is very close to being ready to take the test. P. is also talking about pursuing further studies, and possibly earning an associate’s degree at a local community college. P. is now on the right track for her future, and with her determination and the help of Project: LEARN, we are sure she will succeed!
- Married couple M. and his wife L. had green cards and good jobs here in the United States, but what they wanted most was to pass the U.S. Citizenship test and become full participants in the democracy of our country. Both of them are English Language Learners, and struggled with mastering the English required to pass the test. Both started studying with Project: LEARN tutors in late 2013. By April of this year, M. had passed the test, and L. passed during the summer, thanks to the help of two dedicated Project: LEARN tutors.
- D. is 53 years old, but really didn’t read well at all. He had succeeded in life based on his mechanical talents, which are substantial. He is a neighbor of one of our tutors, and the tutor mentioned to him that he was working with Project: LEARN. D. stated “Wow, I’d like to learn to read.” Our tutor, Joe, said, “I’ll teach you!” Joe and D. have been in our offices one to two days a week, sometimes as early as 7:30am, using our specialized adult learner software. D. is flying through the program and has begun reading books when he’s not in for tutoring. D. is now a reader, thanks to the dedication of Joe and the support of our donors who made it possible for us to purchase the specialized software and computers.
These students, and over 160 more, were assisted by Project: LEARN over the past year. We would like to continue to offer our services free to any adult who requests them, but funding levels from the local United Way have been dramatically cut this year. Please consider supporting Project: LEARN by donating to us through our website (just visit our home page here and scroll down to the “Donate Now” button) or by downloading this form and mailing with check to our offices. Friends of Project LEARN donation form
Thanks for your support–we have been serving Medina County for 31 years, and hope to continue to serve for many more! For more on other ways to support Project: LEARN, please click here.