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Ashe Family Literacy

Listing Last Update: January 14, 2019


626 Ashe Central School Rd. Room 111
Jefferson, NC 28640

Primary Contact

Beth Sorrell

(336) 902-8611

Educational services

  • To read and write better
  • To find a family literacy program
  • To help my child learn
  • To study for my high school equivalency exam
  • To learn English
  • To improve my math skills
  • To improve my technology skills
  • To become a U.S. citizen

Instruction Type

  • Classroom
  • Computer
  • Family literacy program

Program Overview

Since 1998, Ashe Family Literacy has been providing adult education, parenting education, Parent and Child Together time, and early childhood education for families of Ashe County. Hundreds of residents have benefited from this program, which provides instruction in Adult High School Diploma/GED and English as a Second Language. Based on a comprehensive family literacy model, we strive to meet the needs of low-income families by breaking through barriers, such as lack of transportation and childcare, and give them the education and skills to raise themselves out of poverty.

Mission Statement

The mission of Ashe Family Literacy is to empower undereducated adults to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty through attainment of a secondary education credential and English language proficiency, and to prepare their pre-school children to thrive and succeed in school and in life. To achieve this, AFL provides a comprehensive family literacy program including adult and early childhood education, parenting support and instruction, and combined parent/child literacy and enrichment activities. The results are increased lifetime opportunities for employment and advancement, social and personal stability through a strengthened family unit, and economic self-sufficiency.

Hours of operation: Mon-Thur 8:30 am-12:30 pm

Student and Volunteer Success Stories

Quote from Juana: "[The] ESL program has been for me very important, because it helped my children and me a lot, all what I know it's thanks to this program. When I started coming I didn't know English, just a few words, and it helped my children for kindergarten.
. . . Now the life is easier for me, I can take my children to their appointments and talk with people without translator, and as well I passed the citizenship that made me feel very proud of myself. One of my goals is to get the GED or High School diploma, [which] is why I still come to school, because I need to learn more English, and I like [it] because this way I know more people and have fun too. And I feel more happy. Thanks to those who are helping our program."

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