Helping our community by helping one student at a time

May 17, 2013

Douglas, GA—Helping our community by helping one student at a time seems to be the motto for the Coffee County Certified Literate Community Program known as CLCP. CLCP advisory members have worked tirelessly this year raising funds for GED scholarships, increasing awareness of the need for a literate community, and working with the community on projects to promote adult education and GED completion. Their efforts are paying off.

In March and April of this year, nineteen students were able to complete and pass the GED exams earning their diploma thanks to the funds raised by CLCP. These nineteen students were awarded full or partial scholarships through CLCP to pay for the cost of the GED exams. There are 475 students enrolled in Adult Education classes in Coffee County and, as of March, 147 students from Coffee County have completed the GED program.

Adult Education and literacy are keys to building a strong economic foundation in Coffee County. Companies are attracted to areas that have a high literacy and high school graduation rate, and pool of qualified workers to choose from. Supporting the efforts of those institutions that provide adult education programs, encourage GED and high school completion, and post-secondary options are vital to increasing the economic viability of the community.

For more information on the Wiregrass Adult Education Program or taking the GED exam, please call (912) 389-0053. For information on the Certified Literate Community Program, please call (229) 468-2007.