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Join a new class in 2013! [Adult Education of the Kennebunks and Arundel]

  Adult Education of the Kennebunks and Arundel  has new classes waiting to  begin!

 Our enrichment and academic classes are running now through June , with new classes each week.

 Check with us any time if you are looking to get your GED, are interested in learning English, need support in Academic areas or would like to take classes for Citizenship!

 Sign up now! 

 You may E-mail us at or chat with us or leave a message at 985-1116.

Check out our full brochure online( Click on Department tab and then Adult Education from the drop down menu.

NEW for winter/spring 2013

Our office has moved! 

We are now located on the first floor of Kennebunk High School, beside Economos Auditorium.

 NEW!  Please enter through Door #5 by Main Office of Kennebunk High School.

Come visit us soon!

Enter through the main office entrance-Door#5( under the overpass)- during school hours stop in at the main office to get a Visitor Pass.


Great news!  We received a Maine College Access Challenge Grant from FAME last fall to help area adults learn about post-secondary opportunities and aid them in preparation for their future career and study goals.  The grant was written in collaboration with the Wells/Ogunquit and York Adult and Community Education Programs.

If you are looking to explore opportunities for post -secondary education or careers, contact us about COAST(College Opportunities and Successful Transitions) and make an appointment to meet with Stacey today!


Posted by Paula Abramson  on October 30, 2009 | Read more in: News

Please Pre-register for Enrichment Classes! [RSU16 Adult Education ]

Please PRE-REGISTER for enrichment classes at least a week before the class is scheduled to start.  We sometimes have to cancel classes due to low enrollment only to find out that several people were interested and were planning to attend...


Posted by Admin   on October 27, 2009 | Read more in: News

Helpful LINKS [Lawrence Adult Education]

Click here for student links.

Click here for instructor links.







Posted by Kathy Cote  on October 23, 2009 | Read more in: Links

Dropout Prevention plan - U Maine summit

Drop out prevention needs schools as community centers...


Check out this article in the Waterville Sentinel.


Posted by Cathy Newell  on October 22, 2009 | Read more in: Press clippings

Congress Proclaims Adult Education Week

Congress Proclaims October 18-23, 2009 as
Adult Education and Family Literacy Week!

On Tuesday, October 6, Congress approved a resolution to designate the week of October 18, 2009 as Adult Education and Family Literacy Week. This is a one-time only dedication and opportunity to elevate adult education and family literacy nationwide with policymakers, the media, and the community.


Posted by Cathy Newell  on October 7, 2009

College Transitions to Receive FAME Award

 Maine College Transitions Receives FAME Award

The Maine College Transitions Program has been selected from among several nominees for FAME’S “Education at Work for Maine” award.  The award will be made at FAME’s Annual Meeting on November 10th at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland.  Congratulations to all those who have made Maine's College Transitions program a success! 
Maine College Transitions is an initiative of the Maine Department of Education and the Compact for Higher Education. Funding is provided by the State of Maine initiated by Governor John Baldacci following a successful multi-year pilot funded by the Nellie Mae Education Foundation and an initial state program sponsored by Senator Libby Mitchell. Maine College Transitions is a comprehensive program of study leading to enrollment in a post secondary institution. Offered through local adult education programs, programming includes career planning, case management and data collection, instruction in college preparation coursework, and the development of a peer cohort and/or/coaching system. Currently approximately 1,300 students are enrolled in the twenty-two grant programs offered in forty communities across the State of Maine.



Posted by Cathy Newell  on October 6, 2009

Teachers May Apply Here! [Bonny Eagle Adult Education]

Do you have a particular skill or expertise that you'd like to share with adults in the community?

Bonny Eagle Adult Education is looking for teachers for cooking classes, arts & crafts, computer and business courses.

Give Linda Winton a call at 929-9185, or send her an email at if you have an idea for a course.

Thank you!


Posted by Linda Winton  on September 28, 2009 | Read more in: News

Super Saturday 1-day workshops still available! [Lewiston Adult Education]

Lewiston Adult Education's semi-annual Super Saturday will be held this October 17th. Nearly a dozen courses are being offered for busy folks who want learn something new in a one-day workshop! The variety of different courses will include:

eBay Giving Works: Fund-Raising on eBay: Learn how to use eBay's fund-raising platform to get the word out about your charity or non-profit and generate a new source of revenue! 9:00-4:00, $37 plus $7 lab fee.

Enhance Your Digital Photos: Using MS Photo Editor, discover how you can make the most of your digital pictures, as well as how to share them with family and friends, and how to keep those pictures safe online. Participants will bring their own digital images on a disk to work with. 9:00-3:00, $27.

Jump Ring Jewelry: Create a matching necklace, bracelet and earring set using the fun and unique Jump-Ring technique! 9:00-12:00 noon, $18 plus $30 lab fee.

MS Excel Workshop: This course will help beginners gain a functional understanding of MS Excel. Learn to enter data, create formulas, and format spreadsheets. 9:00-3:00, $55.

MS Word in a Day: Review the basics of MS Word, and then move on to learn how to utilize the most useful features MS Word offers, including integrating graphics and spreadsheets, creating and controlling tables, bullets, mail merge, wizards and more. 9:00-3:00, $55.

Recycled Sweater & Fleece Mittens: Using one of your old sweaters and some new fleece, create a unique handmade pair of mittens that you will be glad to have this winter! 9:00-3:00, $32.

Seashell & Glass Sun Catcher: Join Jim Nutting of Maine Art Glass to create a beautiful, one-of-a-kind stained-glass sun catcher in a day! 9:00-3:00, $27, $10 lab fee.

Lunch will be included with all day-long classes. For the full listing of courses, or to register for any of the above workshops, visit or call 795-4141.


Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on September 25, 2009 | Read more in: News

Faces of Literacy: Voices of Courage Photographic Exhibit to open at the Saco Museum. [Literacy Volunteers of Greater Saco-Biddeford]


George Heino, Rockland, 2009

  Photo by Jeff Fujiu

Faces of Literacy: Voices of Courage

Saco Museum
October 2-November 15, 2009
Opening Reception and Artists' Talk
Friday, October 2, 5:30 -7:30 p.m.


This special exhibition celebrates the hopes and successes of people
who have changed their lives through the Maine Literacy Volunteers
Network. Featured photographers are Melissa DiPaola, Ashley
Earl, Jeff Fujiu, Diane Wren, Jessica Perro and Emma Sampson.


Saco Museum                                     LV Maine

371 Main St., Saco, ME                       (207) 773-3191                        



Posted by Kathy Kilrain del Rio  on September 21, 2009

Healthcare Literacy comes to Knox County [Literacy Volunteers of Mid-Coast Maine]


Grant Funds to Help Improve Healthcare Literacy in Knox County

ROCKLAND, AUG. 17, 2009 -- Literacy Volunteers of Mid-Coast Maine has been awarded a $25,000 grant in support of the organization's "Healthy Living Through Literacy" program, designed to increase health literacy in Knox County.

LVMCM's "Healthy Living" program takes a two-fold approach:

1. Classroom curriculum will specifically address the topics of medications, wellness, and access to local care providers. In addition, a community program will include outreach to medical professionals to increase their awareness of the high health risks associated with low or limited literacy.

2. LVMCM will partner with Pen Bay Healthcare to develop programs to educate staff at Penobscot Bay Medical Center about the signs of low literacy, ensure clarity of discharge instructions and provide tools to assist low literacy adults to successfully access the health care system and assist with discharge, prescription, and follow-up care.

Research shows that adults who lack basic literacy skills have more than six times the health care expenses of adults with average levels of literacy; three times as many prescriptions filled (yet were five times more likely to misinterpret prescriptions); use substantially more healthcare services including many more ER visits; have higher rates of and longer hospitalization; require more tests, but demonstrate less frequent use of preventive services. Research also shows that as people gain literacy skills they are better able to understand and manage their health and that of their families. When parents increase their literacy skills, children have fewer health and nutrition problems, drop out of school less, have fewer teen pregnancies and less joblessness.

"LVMCM is looking forward to partnering with our local healthcare organization to help adult learners make healthier choices for nutrition, exercise, medication management, stress management and other health-related life choices,"  said Carole Brand,  president of the Board of Directors for LVMCM,  "Tutors will be trained on how to work specifically with health literacy content.  At PBMC, we'll be learning about real-life patient experiences and  investigating strategies that are already working so we can expand and improve upon them."

"This kind of cooperation can only improve access to care -- a top priority at Pen Bay Healthcare," said Penney Read, PBH vice president for development and communications.

Based at RSU13's McLain School in Rockland, LVMCM has a 30-year history of providing services to improve the reading, writing and related  literacy skills of adults in Knox County and surrounding communities. LVMCM has a unique partnership with RSU13 and runs a full-time Learning Center in a safe and accessible environment. Approximately 25 tutors work with more than 200 individual learners annually to help adults read, increase basic skills or prepare to earn the GED credential.

LVMCM is a volunteer-driven organization, welcoming all inquiries and applications to its literacy tutor training. For more information, please call 594-5154.

The Pen Bay Healthcare family of services includes Penobscot Bay Medical Center, the leading regional referral hospital in Midcoast Maine, and Kno-Wal-Lin Home Care and Hospice, Quarry Hill Retirement Community, the Knox Center for Long Term Care and the Mid-Coast Mental Health Center. Through these organizations, and with a staff of more than 100 outstanding physicians and more than 1,800 healthcare professionals, we are able to provide the people of Midcoast Maine with a continuum of both routine and specialty care from birth throughout their lives. For more information, please visit


Posted by Beth Gifford  on September 10, 2009 | Read more in: News