“What motivates me to go back to school is my beautiful daughter and I would like to get better at reading. I would like to get a degree, so I can get a better job. I would like to help her with her homework when she grows up and read stories to her. I think that going back to school can also help me to feel better about myself and help develop my vocabulary and grammar to speak and write better.”
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“At this school you get to learn what you need to succeed. The staff and teachers are dedicated to helping students. They are understanding, patient and kind. My reading, spelling, writing and math have improved in the last year. In all my classes I feel comfortable with the other students.”
“Education helps you realize your potential, which allows you to empower yourself to do more than you thought you could do before.”
“Two years ago I would not have been able to speak English without my husband’s support. After joining Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford (LVGH) I feel confident to go out with my children. It changed my life. Now I feel very comfortable to speak in English.”
“I try so hard to help my children with their homework. I feel frustrated at times… if you speak a different language than your kids, it’s hard to tell them stories from your childhood, read books every night before they go to sleep, to have a good life or have the best relationship with them. When I talk better at home, my children say, ‘Bravo, mom! You are better!’ I want to be the model mom for them. I want to be a lighthouse for my children. Every time I come to LVGH, I open one of the lights on my house. My lighthouse is becoming stronger and stronger every time I come here!”