New GED Program in the Wiregrass: Paid Tutoring Positions Available

By: Katrice Nolan Email
By: Katrice Nolan Email

A grant funded GED program at the Alfred Saliba Family Center has several in- school and out of school students.

There are so many students, there's now need for the program to have tutors.
News 4's katrice Nolan has a look at the program.

CDY or the Career Design for Youth, is a federal grant funded program that keeps both in school and out of school 16 to 25 year olds focused on getting their GED’s.

"The idea of the program is to first work on the academic part helping them to graduate if their still in school," says Program Manager Jim Hartnett.

Not only are the students learning the proper skills to pass the GED exam, but they also get a chance to explore the option of higher education with federal funding.

"We do college trips with them, so we've taken them to the University of Alabama we've take them to troy, this month we are going to auburn, and Wallace College," says Program Manager Jim Hartnett.

The education of the program doesn't stop there. It also helps students land a career even if they don't choose the college route.

"The other part is really the employment aspect, so we also help them with employability training and what they're going to beyond getting the GED or beyond graduating," says Program Manager Jim Hartnett.

One thing to help keep students on track is the program's need for tutors in several subjects.

"We see some that may be struggling in biology, struggling in their science classes, or history classes, so we need to have a good population of tutors there that can cover different areas," says Program Manager Jim Hartnett.

And the tutor service is not for volunteer hours.

"The pay is going to be 25 dollars an hour, and we decided up to four hours a week, so we can bring on a couple of different people," says Program Manager Jim Hartnett.

A small amount of time to help someone else achieve a dream.

Jim Hartnett is accepting resumes for the tutoring program.
All you have to do is call the Saliba Center at (334) 712-0165

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