by V.S., Literacy Learner
See the world in my eyes. I can’t read and write well. There are a lot of things you can’t do because you are scared you will get lost. You can’t read street signs. Going out of town is so scary. To not get lost, you hope someone will drive you around so you can see the town.
Your family knows you, but your friends don’t know you can’t read well. And you don’t want to make new friends because they might ask you to read. You fake it, saying – no glasses.
Although it may be scary, let someone help you if you need it. Tell someone your story. The world looks very good to you. You don’t have to daydream all the ...
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 ...