Working with students to gain confidence in advocating for themselves, their families and communities is embedded in all of the services we offer. It’s our goal that students find and strengthen their “voice”, realizing that their words can make a difference and that their opinions and viewpoints matter and should be heard.
Each year we bring a group of students to the statehouse in Montpelier for the annual Learning Works Day. Learning Works is the statewide network of adult learning centers in Vermont. Students are invited to participate in testimony before the Senate Education Committee to advocate for continued funding for the adult education system in Vermont. While the students are always nervous, when they day is over they are proud of having overcome their fears to share an important message!