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Students help adults get GEDs through Lindy Boggs Center grant-funded project

June 7, 2013

Students in the Loyola University New Orleans honors program will help adult learners successfully finish their GEDs through a $7,000 adult literacy grant from Dollar General awarded to Loyola’s Lindy Boggs National Center for Community Literacy. The grant will provide tutors to adults who did not pass parts of the GED.

The Dollar General Adult Literacy Grant, GED Route 504: On-Ramp to the Literacy Super Highway project will serve adult learners in the New Orleans area, operating from July 2013 through June 2014. The adults will receive individualized tutoring in computer test-taking and in specific subjects needed to pass the exam, utilizing 20 Loyola honors student volunteers as tutors. The program will expose adults to online GED test-taking through access to Portland University’s Learner Web software.

“Being able to provide this assistance is crucial to the success of adults in New Orleans seeking a better future. This program will familiarize participants with college culture while facilitating recruitment of student volunteers,” said Petrice Sams-Abiodun, Ph.D., director of the Boggs Center.

For more information, contact Sams-Abiodun at 504-864-7077.

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