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Friends of North Richmond

Listing Last Update: August 24, 2015


1305 Clay St.
Richmond, TX 77469

Primary Contact

Geoff Smith

(281) 762-2068

Educational services

  • To read and write better
  • 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

Instruction Type

  • Classroom
  • Computer

Program Overview

GED Prep Course:

Our classes are structured to help individuals pass GED exams necessary to receive their GED Certificate. The subjects covered:

  • Writing
  • Reading
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies

A Pre & Post Test is given for each subject to determine whether or not the student is ready for the actual Exam. Students attend 6 classroom hours per week as well as work individually at home.

English As A Second Language (ESL)

An adult's ability to speak and understand English is important if he/she is to participate fully in today's society. The ESL classes are designed to help adults (18 years of age and older) to learn the four (4) basic communication skills - listening, speaking, reading, and writing - in ways that relate to everyday life.

Over a twelve-week period a student can expect:

  • To be evaluated on English level
  • Develop skills in conversational English
  • Have experiential learning experiences in English outside the classroom
  • Learn basic practices for writing and reading
  • Develop friendships that can last a lifetime!

Basic Computer Skills

Much of our lives revolve around technology! Most job applications, registrations for events, job opportunities, and even advancement in educational opportunities require some level of efficiency on the computer.

In many areas we offer a basic computer skills class designed to:

  • Familiarize students with the basic computer functions
  • Understanding on how to understand online navigation

Development of beginner skills in word processing

You Can Academy: “Putting assets in the students backpack of life”

Goals: • To provide a safe and positive environment where our students can enjoy activities that strengthen their academic skills, encourage positive character development and explore new skills and interests they may not have otherwise been exposed to. • To help influence the choices that students make by increasing developmental assets into their lives. Objectives: • For students to feel welcomed, cared for, valued and learn about God’s love through relationships with mature volunteers and role models; • Students will be enriched through structured and unstructured play time, art, music, and experiential learning experiences to give them a view of the world beyond North Richmond; • Students will improve their academic skills with homework assistance provided by volunteer tutors; • Students will develop good health and nutritional values through snack time; • Relationships in the community will be strengthened as teachers, parents and volunteers work together to increase the developmental assets in our students. Strategies: • Provide support and encouragement to our students by surrounding them with volunteers who love, appreciate and accept them; • Involve students in planning activities, snacks and chores, giving them a sense of value, respect and ownership; • To provide a safe environment, a volunteer handbook will be created with guidelines and policies and procedures. Shared at orientation; • Parents will be encouraged to volunteer at least 1 time a month in various ways and will help establish relationships among the students

Hours of operation: 9AM - 5PM

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