GED & TUTORING
Our GED preparation classes are free. We offer four sessions per year on Mondays & Wednesdays
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Daytime Tutoring is provided for free to adult learners in Reading and GED by appointment.
EARLY CHILDHOOD LITEARCY
Our Leap Into Literacy programs are held four time per year to teach valuable emerging reader skills to parents and children aged birth to five years old. Take home lessons and a meal are provided to all for free.
FAMILY LITERACY & LENDING LIBRARY
Family Literacy Nights are free to families with school aged children for financial literacy, health literacy and communications skills.
Our Lending Library is open during business hours and classes.
ESL & CITIZENSHIP
Beginning ESL classes are offered for free on Tuesday and Thursdays
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Cumming First United Methodist Church. Childcare is provided.
Citizenship Test preparation is offered during our Daytime Tutoring hours by appointment.
ESTABLISHED IN 1993
Our mission with the community in mind.
The mission of Literacy Forsyth is to provide adult and family literacy services that educate, build self-sufficiency, and strengthen our community’s economic base. Literacy Forsyth and our community partners have been successfully delivering literacy services to adults in the surrounding region since 1993. In 2017, we added early childhood literacy services in the Leap into Literacy collaboration. In 2018, our programs expanded to address multi-generation low literacy with our Lending Library and our Early Childhood & Family Literacy programs. We strive to continue to meet the challenges of multi-generational low literacy through free quality educational programs for all.
A few things we’re great at
Literacy Forsyth offers GED and Adult Basic Education classes to all members of our community free of charge. Each year, we consistently serve around 700 students in our adult education programs. In 2018, we acheived a 97% pass rate for all GED students awarded a single subject scholarship through our GED preparation classes at Literacy Forsyth, Lanier Technical College and The Place of Forsyth.
Our Leap Into Literacy Program brings Early Childhood Learning skills to children age birht to five-years-old and addresses the challenges of emerging readers such as tracking left to right, top to bottom and turning pages. Since this program began in December 2017, we have provided services to over 600 individuals in Forsyth County.
LEAP INTO LITERACY
Leap Into Literacy with
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
March 12, 2019
Meals for families will be provided.
Cumming Elementary School
540 Dahlonega St, Cumming, GA 30040
GED Classes 2019
Mon/Wed 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Session 1: January 14 – March 27
Session 2: April 8 – May 22
ESL Classes 2019
Tues/Thurs 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Session 1: January 15 – May 23
Session 2: April 7 – May 23
Our First Family Night program was held on November 30, 2018 with an Escape Room theme. Families participated in a seminar on communication skills, enjoyed a meal and solved the Werewolf Experiment Escape Room. Stay tuned for updates on our next Family programs.
You can learn online with our Edmentum Online Learning program for students studying adult basic education. This program is geared toward high school level learning and for GED preparation.
Learing to read has never been easier with our Reading Horizons Elevate program. Students work with a tutor, in person, and online to improve reading.
Helping students achieve their goal is our number one priority:
“Im 29 years old and I want to end the curse of illiteracy in my family. I am the youngest in my family and I want to be able to get a better job. My work lets me off to go to class and my supervisor told me that nothing is as important as learning to read. He’s proud of me when I earn an A or B on my testing. I take classes three days a week. I’m learning to read with a class, a tutor and online – the individual help works best for me.”
Reading Horizons Elevate Student
“I’m 59 years old and have never been able to read. I was passed through school in another state with D’s. I went to the Cumming Library to get help and Jen sent me to Literacy Forsyth. I want to share my story with anyone who will listen and told the United Way and Pam how grateful I am that I am here. I am so excited to be able to read the side of a bus and street signs. I have now read every Emerging Reading book at my library.
I just want to learn to read before I die.”
“My teachers in the GED classes push me to be more confident and make me take the tests even when I don’t want to. They tell me I can pass and make me practice. My first time taking the GED I was so scared and did not pass. But I kept working and trying. Now I have passed three of the four tests and when I get my GED, I want to share my story to help others. Now I know I can do it and so can you.”
Fundraisers & Events
Follow Literacy Forsyth CLCP on Facebook to stay up to date on our fundraisers and events. Our next event will be our signature Scrabble Tournament. Our 20th Annual Spelling Competition will be held in the Fall of 2019.