ROYCE LEARNING CELEBRATES LEARNER’S ACHIEVEMENTS
Royce Learning Center’s Adult & Community Education program celebrated the achievements of learners who attended the free summer classes that were offered at White Bluff United Methodist Church (WBUMC).
The program is something that has been near and dear to the heart of WBUMC Human Resource Coordinator, Jacqui Anderson, who stated; “When we called, Royce Learning Center answered. It takes a group of special people to bring this all together.”
Teachers from Royce’s Adult & Community Education program and volunteers from WBUMC worked together with the 19 learners on everything from computer and math skills, to financial literacy, to helping a student learn the English language. Royce Learning Center’s Executive Director, Ron Wilson, sites the volunteers for the success of the program; “If it wasn’t for the volunteers in the program, it would not have happened.”
The learners received certificates for their hard work and were grateful for the opportunity. One learner stated that it had made a big difference in her life.
“It’s been a real joy for us,” said Reverend John Haney of White Bluff United Methodist Church. “We were able to help you increase your ability to get better jobs and continue to aim to reach those goals and become productive members of the community.”
Ron Wilson commended the learners; “I know you are proud of your accomplishments. It takes commitment and learning isn’t always easy.”
Classes were offered twice a week from June 1 – August 29 and were funded by the Susan W. Thompson Literacy Fund secured by Royce through the Savannah Community Foundation. Partnerships on future programs that will enable more learners the opportunity to achieve literacy are already being discussed.