Blog : Adult Education

Alumni Check-In: Joe Fine Does It All

City worker. Private Eye. CCW trainer. Martial Arts Instructor. First responder. Published author. Business owner. Public speaker. Bounty hunter. Husband. Father. Joe Fine, GED grad class of 2022, is many things – but idle is not one of them. IN THE BEGINNING Dyslexic, Joe struggled in high school and felt
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Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb poses with a Seeds of Literacy student

Visit from Cleveland Mayor inspires adult learners

In July, members of the Seeds Leadership Team hosted Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb and his Chief Education Officer Holly Trifiro at Seeds West. The Mayor graciously greeted all of the staff, pausing to learn names and roles. He heard about the mission and history of Seeds from Bonnie Entler, and
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Tutor Tips from Dr. Carmine Stewart

Tutor Tips: How to avoid unclear exercises

**This tip originally appeared in the August 2023 issue of Tutor News from Dr. Carmine Stewart, VP Programming** MASTERY VS. COMPLETION Many students have been conditioned to focus on completing exercises because completion is one measure of success that many schools use. Think back to your school days…completing bell work, completing
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Don’t Talk Yourself Out of a Rewarding Opportunity

In today’s busy world, finding the time and inclination to volunteer is often difficult. And we’ve all done it. Talked ourselves out of wonderful volunteer opportunities. Sometimes we think we don’t have what it takes. Sometimes we think we don’t have time. Sometimes we just don’t understand the opportunity that
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Seeds Marks a Milestone with Silver Jubilee Anniversary Event

*Presented in part by Carnegie Management & Development Corporation* On Friday, May 19, more than 200 people attended Seeds of Literacy’s Silver Jubilee at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. The special event, commemorating 25 years of adult literacy efforts by the organization, was held at the Zoo’s Stillwater Place.  The location
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Why Do People Leave High School Without Graduating?

Drop out. It’s an act. Not an adjective to describe someone.  When used as an adjective, the term takes on a derogatory connotation. The reality of why someone leaves school is far more nuanced. FACTORS THAT CONTRIBUTE TO DROPPING OUT Personal or family issues:  Mental health issues: Undiagnosed or untreated
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OP ED: Literacy Is An Everyday Miracle

Before moving to Virginia, Billy Hallal was a Site Coordinator at Seeds. You can take the boy out of Seeds but you can’t take Seeds out of the boy.  Now at ForKids — one of the largest providers of homeless services to families in Virginia — he’s still sharing our
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