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Read LV Maine's Special Summer Newsletter Edition Online Now [Literacy Volunteers of Augusta]

Do you want to know what's happening throughout the Maine Literacy Volunteers Network?  Read the Summer 2009 edition of Beyond the Page, LV Maine's quarterly newsletter.

Visit LV Maine's website to read it now.

 

Posted by Kathy Kilrain del Rio  on July 26, 2009 | Read more in: News

Read LV Maine's Special Summer Newsletter Edition Online Now [Literacy Volunteers of Aroostook County]

Do you want to know what's happening throughout the Maine Literacy Volunteers Network?  Read the Summer 2009 edition of Beyond the Page, LV Maine's quarterly newsletter.

Visit LV Maine's website to read it now.

 

Posted by Kathy Kilrain del Rio  on July 26, 2009 | Read more in: News

Read LV Maine's Special Summer Newsletter Edition Online Now [Literacy Volunteers of Greater Saco-Biddeford]

Do you want to know what's happening throughout the Maine Literacy Volunteers Network?  Read the Summer 2009 edition of Beyond the Page, LV Maine's quarterly newsletter.

Visit LV Maine's website to read it now.

 

Posted by Kathy Kilrain del Rio  on July 23, 2009 | Read more in: News

Read the Sun Journal article on our 2009 Graduation [Lewiston Adult Education]

Follow this link to read the Sun Journal article on the 2009 Lewiston Adult Education Graduation!

 

Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on July 6, 2009 | Read more in: News

LAE on facebook! [Lewiston Adult Education]

Enjoy lifelong learning? Become a fan of Lewiston Adult Education on facebook!

Learn about new courses, get info on special offers and keep in touch with LAE staff and students!

 

Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on July 2, 2009 | Read more in: News

Free Summer Youth Programming [RSU #13 Adult and Community Education]

Are you interested in any of the following? Call Christy Monroe for more details: 691-3167

Paint a Mural

Imaginative Clay Sculpture

World Dance

Beach Field Trips

Photography in Action

Discover Rockland

Global Cooking

Photography Around Town

Creative Clay

Tennis

Mainely Cooking

Retro Dance

Summer Sports

Field Games

 

Posted by Shannon Parker  on June 17, 2009 | Read more in: News

MSAD#5 Adult Education Graduation [RSU #13 Adult and Community Education]

MSAD#5 hosted its 2009 Adult Education graduation on Friday, June 12th, presenting 12 Diplomas. Graduates attending the ceremony include Jaynie Butler of Rockland, Crystal Davey of Thomaston, Jennifer Eastman of Rockland, Amber Grant of Rockland, Krista Murphy of Thomaston, Caleb O'Brien of Thomaston, Shane Preston of Rockland, Amy Rackliff of Rockland, Casey Robinson of Union, Meghan Runius of Rockland, Joy Skarka of Thomaston and Sheldon Woodcock of Rockland. In total, MSAD#5 awarded 29 GEDs and 6 Adult Education Diplomas during the 2008-2009 school year.

Crystal Davey of Thomaston, graduate and mother of two, was the student speaker for the ceremony. Her poignant words spoke of how important it is to have outside support, both from younger and older generations: "Children are an inspiration to all young parents. They make you want to do the very best in everything that you do. The support of friends and family is what helped me finish this great accomplishment. I know now my children can look up to the person I am today, and the person I will be in the future." Crystal has been working toward her GED while raising two young children. Her five-year-old son and three-year-old daughter joined her in celebrating, along with her fiancé-also a GED graduate-and family. Crystal plans to continue her formal education.

Dr. Judith Lucarelli, MSAD#5 Superintendent of Schools, proudly handed out diplomas. Her speech challenged graduates to work toward their next degree, making lifelong learning part of their personal goals: "This is an amazing group of dedicated, determined people that we honor tonight. You have chosen the harder path: not for you, the simple task of earning a diploma by going to school every day through twelfth grade. You, for a whole range of reasons known best by you, stepped aside from that path and made the choice as adults to complete your first degree, the diploma to be awarded tonight. My challenge to you is that this not be the end of your learning. You know better than ANY of the members of the class of 2009 at RDHS who received their diplomas on Tuesday. You know better than them that learning is something that adults do and thrive on. You know that you will continue for the rest of your life. For your whole life, BE A STUDENT."

Edward Mazurek, Maine State Representative from Rockland, was scheduled to be the guest speaker, however he was unable to make the graduation ceremony as he is co-chair of the Transportation Committee in Augusta and they were trying to pass their budget on Friday. Shannon Parker, MSAD#5 Director of Adult Education, read Mazurek's speech to the graduates and their guests. Mazurek remarks included wisdom for all attendees: "If you learn anything from this experience, remember that it is never too late to accomplish something you set your heart and mind to doing. It is never too late to dream your highest dream, and never too late to think the ‘impossible' and to achieve it. Enjoy this night, for today you have attained yesterday's dream."

Students earning their GED (General Education Development) Diplomas worked within MSAD#5's full time Adult Learning Center located at the McLain School, while Adult Education High School Diploma students took credit bearing classes in the evenings at Rockland District High School. Nearly 150 family members and friends of the graduates joined in the celebration. "Each graduate has worked hard to overcome obstacles and attain their academic goal. It is an incredible achievement for which they should be very proud," says Beth A. Gifford, GED instructor and Director of Literacy Volunteers of Midcoast Maine.

 

Posted by Shannon Parker  on June 17, 2009 | Read more in: News

Career Transitions: Health Care Edition [Lewiston Adult Education]

 

     One of the fields in which the L-A area continues to see steady demand is health care. With two major hospitals, 20+ assisted living facilities, and dozens of pharmacies, there remains a substantial need for qualified health care professionals.

     Lewiston Adult Education's latest addition, the “Career Transitions: Health Care Edition” program, will be piloted this winter to help meet that need by supporting members of the community who would like to transition into a college program in the health sciences.

     This program, offered at no cost to participants, will involve academic skill refreshing, intensive career advising and planning, and support networking while going through the college and financial aid application process.

      If you're interested in the health care field, but want to learn more about what kinds of careers are out there, visit:

www.explorehealthcareers.org

or

www.mainehealthcareers.com

     For more information on the Career Transitions: Health Care Edition program, call 795-4141.

 

Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on January 14, 2009 | Read more in: News

LV Maine Newsletter [Literacy Volunteers of Waldo County-Broadreach]

Read news from across the state.

Download LV Maine's December 2008 Newsletter or visit LVME's website.

 

Posted by Kathy Kilrain del Rio  on January 7, 2009 | Read more in: News

Explore Our New Website! [Literacy Volunteers of Greater Sanford]

We have recently launched our new website! The new site brings with it many exciting features.

  • Search for Tutor Training: You can now search for Tutor Training's from our program as well as from other Literacy Volunteers and adult education programs across the state.  You can even register for training online.
  • Latest news and events: Read about our latest news, updates, and events inside our News & Events section. You can also subscribe to our News & Events using RSS.
  • Frequently Asked QuestionsFind answers to important questions about our organization, the Literacy Volunteers Network, different types of literacy and more by searching or browsing our FAQ section.
  • LV Network CalendarCurious about what's happening throughout the Literacy Volunteers Network?  Visit the calendar regularly to stay abreast of meetings, special events, conferences and more.

Our website is a part of the new Maine Adult Education Portal, sponsored and managed by the Maine Adult Education Association. When you visit the new MAEA website online at http://www.maineadulted.org, you can search for courses, training's and programs statewide to find the perfect opportunity for you.

These are just a few of the many exciting additions to our site, and many more are slated to appear over the next year. Please continue to check back with us, and please share your feedback by contacting us. Thank you, and we hope you enjoy our new website.

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by Kathy Kilrain del Rio  on January 7, 2009 | Read more in: News