NEWS & EVENTS
The Kent County Learning Center's four locations are experiencing increasing demand for tutoring services. Currently more than 40 grade school and high school students are being supported.
Thanks to the efforts of our mentors, we have been receiving excellent reports from parents and teachers indicating that students being tutored have shown significant improvements in test scores, achievements, behavior, and enthusiasm. Our children indeed look forward to meeting their mentors at each learning center. Conversely mentors are deriving great satisfaction seeing their students improve and students’ increased independence.
There is a constant need for mentors at our learning centers. Mentoring is a satisfying way to give back to the community and to have a positive effect on another person's young life. If you would like to participate in this very worthwhile endeavor, you can contact Mary Etta Reedy by email at reedy5@verizon .net. Mentors are trained to our professional standards before beginning the mentoring process.
Special Students Graduate Congratulations
The board of directors of the Kent County Learning Center wishes to recognize and congratulate Irene Moore on completing all of the class work requirements for a GED©. Irene, 78 years young was one of the first program students who started with the first group of students when our program began in 2012. She is currently one of 48 students to receive a diploma through the program. Working at her own pace and displaying dogged determinatio...n she worked through the entire summers of the intervening years.
Irene received a Maryland high school diploma at Chesapeake College on October 13th along with 13 other GED© graduates from the Kent County Learning Center. At the ceremony, Irene graced us by singing the invocation, Amazing Grace.
Irene was surrounded by her adoring family including the young man in the foreground who represents a fifth generation family member.
The board of directors of the Kent County Learning Center wishes to recognize and congratulate Blake Zerbe on completing all of the class work requirements for a GED©. Blake completed the program in near record time while displaying great initiative and determination. Blake’s motivation was initiated by the promise of a job at Washington College where he is currently employed.
Blake received a Maryland high school diploma at Chesapeake College on October 13th along with 13 other GED© graduates from the Kent County Learning Center.
Blake is currently attending Cecil Community College to earn his ASE Certification.
Homework Depots Expand in Enrollment and Locations
Student Board Member, Justin Yerkie graduates Valedictorian.
The Kent County Learning Center is expanding again, this time to Baywood Village near Chestertown.
The ball has dropped and the noisemakers have gone silent until Dec. 31. For those who watched New Year's come and go without settling on an annual resolution, we have one for you. With January being National Mentoring Month, we suggest you resolve to become a mentor to a local boy or girl who could use the knowledge and wisdom you have acquired throughout the year "Mentoring builds relationships that are as meaningful for the mentor as they are for the young person," states the National Mentoring Month organization. "Having a mentor empowers young people to make smart choices that put them on a path to making better life decisionsThe theme of this year's National Mentoring Month campaign is "In Real Life." Last week, Kent County News writer Lena Ellwanger explored what mentoring looks like in real life with her story about the Homework Depot held twice a week at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Chestertown.
March 2, 2015
Kent County Learning Center expands elementary school tutoring services to Baywood Village.
Kent County Learning Center expands to Chestertown and enrolls 25 English as a Second Language (ESL) students.
Learning Center Receives Chamber of Commerce
Community Service Award
On the evening of January 29, 2016, Mary Etta Reedy, President of the Kent County Learning Center, (KCLC) Inc. was recognized by the Kent County Chamber of Commerce for her efforts in founding and evolving the KCLC. Initially incorporated as The Rock Hall Adult Learning Center that offered GED preparation, she determined that the need for education was broader than just Rock Hall and GED. She th...en spearheaded the move to change the name and mission to KCLC serving all citizens of Kent County regardless of age and educational need.
To date, 50 students have completed the GED program and many grade and high school students have received free tutoring. She is acutely aware of the need for education in the community and has tailored KCLC programs to be as barrier free and accommodating as possible. These programs are staffed by community mentor volunteers many of whom hold advanced university degrees.
Congratulations to Mary Etta for having received the award, her investment of personal time and energy is making our community a better and more enlightened place.