This week the Illinois State Library spotlights Frontier Community College in Fairfield.
This adult student was diagnosed with multiple cognitive disabilities that prevent her from learning easily. She began GED classes but struggled, so she took the initiative and started classes at Frontier with a tutor. Every time she attended she had to have someone drive her 62 miles!
After starting the program at Frontier, this adult learner was shy and lacked confidence. Now she has a job and her employer is pleased with her performance. She is able to live on her own with her husband, and her guardian is less involved in her decisions. This student has even become a speaker in the community on behalf of the literacy program!
She plans to become a literacy volunteer and will attend college to help others who have learning challenges.