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Learning To Give
Adult Education Program Impacting Northwest Georgia
Contact: Don Foley
Date: Dec. 10, 2009
Eveline Bryant works daily to help adults learn to help themselves. But it’s exactly this gift that she has taught her students that is coming back to the community at just the right time.
Ms. Bryant is a daytime paraprofessional with an Adult Education program based in Catoosa County through Georgia Northwestern Technical College. One charity that Bryant gives to annually is the Chattanooga Area Food Bank. The CAFB helps stock the shelves of dozens of food banks across Northeast Alabama, Northwest Georgia, and Southeast Tennessee.
With Bryant leading the way with a contribution of her own, the class was able to help fund over one thousand meals for those in need across the region. “It’s wonderful to see the spirit of these students finding a way to give to those so in need, when they themselves are facing tough times, too,” said Jeff King, Provost of Georgia Northwestern Technical College.
The gift of giving turned into something that hit a little closer to home this December. The students within that day class program decided they’d also like to help a family in need for Christmas. This time, they looked within in their own classroom. A family has now been selected and the class is working towards making this family’s Christmas wish lists come true.
Georgia Northwestern Technical College teaches Adult Education classes for General Equivalency Diploma training across seven counties in Northwest Georgia including Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd, Gordon, Polk, and Walker.