Learner Spotlight: Meet Erskine
Erskine entered our program in 2002 through our partnership with Davidson County Drug Court. With our help, he achieved his goals of finding employment and buying a house. Erskine has been drug-free for fifteen years, and says he could not have achieved this without learning how to read.
My whole life has changed. If I hadn’t started learning, there’s no telling where I might be today. If I couldn’t read, I couldn’t stay clean. I’m just grateful for having a program like this. I never thought I was going to be blessed to learn how to read.
What Education Means
by Erskine Hyler
Education means to me –
You won’t catch the wrong bus.
You won’t take the wrong medication.
With an education I can explore all books,
Know some things that I don’t know.