Adult Reading Program
Ryan, a student at YCLC and his YCLC tutor, Roger, pose for picture at YCLC.
When Ryan applied for employment he learned,
" You can't even push a broom today without a GED."
The Adult Reading Program helps native-born, English-speaking adults (ages 18 and over) to improve their reading, writing, spelling, and other basic literacy skills.
Adult Reading Class Schedule
Monday- & Wednesday - 2PM to 4PM
Tuesday & Thursday- 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Fridays - 1PM to 3PM
Adult Learners' Class
Monday and Wednesday- 10AM to 11:30 AM
All students must be registered to attend classes
Students are matched with a trained tutor for weekly one-to-one tutoring. In addition, computer-aided instruction is available.
Adult Learner's Classroom:
Phonics is a component of reading. The Adult Learner's class uses phonics to improve our students' reading skills. The Reading Horizons approach teaches phonics and how to use it to learn new words.
There are two Pre-GED classes meeting Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 2PM to 4PM and Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 4PM to 6PM.
An experienced classroom teacher guides students in their practice of academic skills in order to prepare them to further their education in GED courses or to take the GED Exam. The classes are currently accepting students. Registion is required.
Dinner-Discussion Groups for Tutors
Our Dinner-Discussion Gropus offer tutors the opportunity to meet other tutors to discuss the triumphs and challenges of their tutoring experience. Feedback and suggestions are provided in a supportive environment. Participants suggest future topics.
Literacy topics are presented based upon tutor suggestions such as the most recent Rountable Discussion on Lesson Planning. During this discussion the five commponents of reading (phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension were discussed after the lesson from the Voyager Reading for Adults series was presented.
The computer lab, located in the main office: 800 East King Street, is open to our Adult Reading students who are waiting to be matched with tutors or wish to continue the learning process. The educational software in the computer lab reinforces skills that students are learning at their tutoring sessions or classes. Some of the categories include phonics, spelling, grammar, job-related skills, typing, math, and driver’s education.
Students can schedule an appointment to use the computer lab during regular business hours. Please call 717-845-8719 to set up the appointment.
Student Story - "Birthday and new baby inspires mother"
Christal talks about how difficult it was to stay in high school when she became pregnant at 17. She faced the challenges of going to school while her baby was in the high school nursery but a move to a new district was more than she could deal with. As a teenager she was not thinking of her future job prospects, she just wanted to be away from the problems of staying in school so she dropped out before she completed her junior year.
She always wanted to go back and finish school but the years slipped away and with each passing year it became more intimidating. Making up two years of missed school and “refreshing” what she had learned a long time ago was a daunting task. But in her heart and dreams she always combined two goals as one – get her GED and enter school to become an Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). But, with three children and working to support her family she had little time for herself. Then came another birthday and at the same time her fourth child was due.
Christal decided it was now or never to make her dreams come true and she entered a GED course. The course did not meet her needs and she sought help through FIRST, a referral agency. They referred her to York County Literacy Council and before long Christal was working with her own personal tutor! Christal was very disciplined and lived by self-imposed rules. No TV, No Phone – Study, Study, Study! Christal’s tutor helped her to work toward her goal and with determination and hard work Christal passed each section of the test the first time. As soon as Christal achieved her GED she took the teaser test to enter the LPN course and now she is registered to start school before Labor Day! Keeping an eye to the future, Christal may be able to transfer through a “bridge program” to become a Registered Nurse.
Christal says because she studied so hard for her GED, she was prepared to take the LPN teaser test. After being out of school for 12 years she would not have been ready without the discipline of studying and help