The Opening Word is a literacy, ESOL, and job readiness program; the purpose of which is tounlock the language ability of adult participants, providing them with a key to future personal empowerment, increased civic and social responsibility and enhanced skills for membership in the workforce.
Goals and Objectives
To strengthen the English language skills for participants who speak other languages.
To develop an appreciation for the life skills necessary to become a productive, self–sufficient citizen.
To focus on family development, including family, parenting, and health literacy so that parents can break the illiteracy cycle that inhibits so many.
To enable participants to improve self-image through non-competitive, individualized programs and regular evaluative interviews.
To provide job-readiness and post-secondary education experiences, including computer classes, mock interviews, and resume writing.