Blog : students


#SeatsForStudents Campaign a Success!

Seeds of Literacy RAN OUT OF CHAIRS! Yes, you read that correctly. At Seeds West, students arrived to class early just to make sure they had somewhere to sit. “Our students overcome a lot of obstacles in their lives,” Executive Director Bonnie Entler said. “Having somewhere to sit while studying
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A tutor helps an evening GED student.

5 Best Study Tips for the GED® Test

By Lena Kelly, Seeds of Literacy volunteer If you’re looking into taking the GED® test, congratulations! You’re taking your life into your own hands and are ready to work hard. Passing the GED test is a big achievement and something to be very proud of, but you won’t get there
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2017 GED® Graduation & Volunteer Appreciation Dinner [Photos]

Seeds of Literacy proudly celebrated its 2016-2017 GED® graduates and committed volunteers on June 28th at our annual Graduation & Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. It was an honor to recognize Seeds of Literacy’s 25 GED graduates, as well as those students making amazing progress by passing sections of the GED test
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Why Didn’t They Finish School? It’s More than Meets the Eye

By Diane Vogel Ferri, Seeds of Literacy volunteer tutor   When I retired from teaching, I wanted to do something worthwhile, to reciprocate for my good fortune and to use my teaching skills. I spent my career teaching children with learning disabilities and wanted to work with adults—people who had
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Celebrating the First Step

At Seeds of Literacy, we aim to be accessible for adults who are often busy being, well, adults. That means having an open door when adults are ready to begin focusing on GED® prep or literacy skills. Between Seeds of Literacy’s two locations on the east and west sides of
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Seeds Students Published in Anthology

We’re happy to share that the writings of two Seeds of Literacy students were selected for inclusion in Beginnings XIX. Beginnings is the annual publication of writing from students in Ohio’s Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) programs. (Seeds of Literacy receives some ABLE funding.) Angela Williams and Karen Florence,
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A tutor helps an evening GED student.

“They Don’t Have Tutors Like You Do Here.”

A former student who had earned her GED® credential came into my classroom last week and asked me if she could come back. There were, she told me, a couple of tutors that she wanted to talk to. When I started asking her which tutors she wanted to work with,
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Giving Thanks

The great thing about Thanksgiving (okay, besides the copious amounts of gravy) is that it is a holiday entirely devoted to appreciating what you have. Every year, it reminds us to stop and express the gratitude that sometimes gets lost beneath the rush of daily life. At Seeds of Literacy,
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