Making a Difference: Ardmore Supports Community with GED Program
With start-up funding from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, the Ardmore Barbara Bush Literacy Corp opened its doors in October 2013 and recently honored their first graduates at a special luncheon. The program provides free classroom instruction for parents and their children, offering families a place where they can learn together. The goals of the Ardmore family literacy program are to:
- Help children start school ready to learn and excel.
- Help parent learners earn a GED and become work-force ready.
- Encourage lifelong learning as a family value to be passed on through the generations.
“We have a long history of supporting literacy programs across the nation,” shared Riley Seals, Ardmore distribution center director. “It goes back to our roots of J.L. Turner. While he never had the opportunity to graduate from school, he had the vision to create a company that is now listed as a Fortune 200 company. I am very proud of these GED graduates and was honored to celebrate with them. We hope to help unleash the potential in others to achieve great things for themselves and their families.”