The Literacy Center (TLC) offers classes to adult Pennsylvania residents who are seeking to earn their High School Equivalency Diploma (GED /HiSET). There are many reasons why young people are unable to compete high school, including the need to work to support their families, bullying, learning disabilities, and feeling unsafe at school. The GED High School Equivalency Credential, which includes four separate exams – Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Science, and Social Studies – provides adults with the opportunity to complete their high school education without the barrier of returning to the traditional classroom.*
YES (Young Empowered Students) Program
Sponsored by the RJ Foundation
Dropping out of high school is associated with a range of adverse life outcomes. Young people who do not complete high school, are more likely to:
• struggle with employment,
• live in poverty,
• be dependent on welfare benefits,
• have poor physical and mental health,
• engage in criminal activity more often than those with higher education levels
The economic consequences of dropping out of high school do not stop with the individual; society also pays a high price. For example, dropouts from the nation’s class of 2011 will cost the U.S. economy an estimated $154 billion over the course of their lifetimes.
The Literacy Center’s unique YES Program began in October 2015. The Program targets “Out of School Youth” ages 17-24, who are not able to re-enter high school, but are seeking a High School Diploma. Students receive personalized attention from their GED Instructor and the GED Coordinator. The learning plan is specially designed to help students produce immediate success.
To learn more about the YES Program, please contact Joanny Arboleda.
College Access Counseling
A College Access Counselor is available to guide adult students through the college search process. The Counselor will explain the application and admissions process and provide resources on colleges, job training programs, and financial aid. Meet with the Counselor in our new College Access Room which has materials from colleges and post-secondary institutions from across the country.*
Throughout the year, representatives from regional colleges and post-secondary schools will conduct Information Sessions at TLC. These information sessions are open to the public.*
One-on-one tutoring is available in reading, writing and math.*
*Due to Covid-19, classes and services are available online. For more information, please call 610-435-0680. Thank you and be safe.
For more information on GED classes, College Access Counseling, or Tutoring, please contact Joanny Arboleda.