I am the Learning Center Director for the New Life Recovery Program and the Journey to Work Program. Every one who joins these programs is assessed academically in reading, reading comprehension, vocabulary, memory, math and writing. Some come in with high school degrees, college degrees, GED or no academic standing.
It is very rewarding to help individuals learn new skills or improve their knowledge in the Learning Center. Due to alcohol and drug abuse, what was once learned seems to be gone for the individual. That’s where Learning Skill Improvement helps to regain lost memory. Improved memory brings self-confidence.
However, many men don’t see the purpose of learning how to type or how to use a computer. I think of the man where construction has been his trade. His fingers are large and don’t seem to work on the keys, but in time he has stretched his fingers to type.
It is all about helping people reach goals they didn’t know they needed. It is surrounding them with words of congratulations, you did it and you can do it. The Learning Center provides a launching pad for the future.
II Timothy 4:7 “I have fought a good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”
Learning Center Director
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