$10,000 grant comes to Genesee County to support adult literacy centers

Published: Jun. 1, 2018 at 11:28 AM EDT
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Grant money is coming to Genesee County to support the effort of improving adult literacy.

"At a certain point, something just happened with people where sometimes they just don't make it through the system," says Danielle Brown, program director for the local literacy network.

The Flint and Genesee County Literacy Network is hoping to change that with their adult learning centers.

"The adult learning centers are a great opportunity for someone who may need a GED or a high school diploma but it may be as well that they need the support to build up their skill set for low to no cost," says Brown.

While the network does see some state funding, with the help of the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, $10,000 in grant money will be going specifically to their adult learning centers.

"Adults are important and its really important that we create resources for adults to be able to meet that adults personally have," she says.

According to the networks program director, having a academically successful parent can lead to an better academic life for their child.

"We can support the build up of English language development at the same time, creating some opportunities for parents to do actives with their parents," says Brown. "Their children can feel that their parents are their most important and their first teacher."

The network hopes to use the money to expand resources and develop individualized learning plans.