The Keller Park Adult GED Program is a fairly new ministry at the church, as we only started late in 2010. Keller Park is just one of the Adult Education sites for The Crossing, who helped get us going and oversees our program. We are still small, but hope to continue to grow and expand throughout this next year.
We meet at the church twice a week, on Mondays and Thursdays, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The courses are online tutorials that students move through at their own pace. An initial test tells us where to start them according to their current knowledge, and then they continue on from there. I am one of three main teachers who is available when help is needed and also to facilitate Community Time. Every night, we take about a half an hour out for Community Time where we can meet together and talk about life. This could take the form of catching up on how the week has been, digging deeper into spiritual issues, or just sharing about ourselves. These times have helped me get to better know those in the program and also makes the program so much more than just GED help. Right now we have four people working toward their GED and they have already made great progress!
It has been encouraging to see how the program has grown already and I am excited to see how we continue to move forward this year!