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Wellspring Adult Learning Program

Listing Last Update: January 14, 2019

Location

814 Nantasket Ave
Hull, MA 02045
www.wellspringhull.org

Primary Contact

Gregory Hastings

(781) 925-3211 Ext:124

gregory@wellspringhull.org

Educational services

  • Reading and writing
  • To study for high school equivalency
  • Math
  • How to use Computers/Technology
  • Volunteer at a Program

Instruction Type

  • Classroom
  • Computer

Program Overview

Wellspring provides HiSET and High SCHool Diploma programming. We offer wrap around services for all clients.

Mission Statement

Mission Statement: to provide support and skills to people facing challenges to their financial, physical or emotional well-being in order to help them achieve independence and self-sufficiency.

Vision Statement: We will be the trusted, innovative leader in providing programs & resources that empower people to lead safe, healthy and independent lives.

Values: Compassion ~ Dignity ~ Empowerment ~ Respect ~ Responsibility

Wellspring is a private, 501(c)3, multi-service organization located on Boston's South Shore in Hull, Massachusetts. Wellspring programs reach beyond providing emergency services to help people to become more independent and productive members of the community. Wellspring acts as a catalyst, bringing community resources together to best solve problems and to offer opportunities for community participation through volunteering.

Hours of operation: 9am to 4pm

Cost info: HiSET or GED testing fees must be covered by student

Student and Volunteer Success Stories

Malissa dropped out of high school when she was sixteen years old. She briefly attended Wellspring's adult education (WIA) program in 2011, however stopped attending shortly before her son was born. Malissa returned to Wellspring in March, 2015, when her son was three years old. Despite her social anxiety, Malissa stepped outside of her comfort zone to intern at Tobias Hearing Aid and South Shore Hearing Center in the late spring of 2015 while exploring the audiology field. Wellspring provided babysitting and transportation so that she could attend classes and internship.

While participating in summer 2015 YouthWorks at Wellspring Multi-Service Center, she attended job readiness workshops and interned at Wellspring's print shop. She did so well at the print shop that she was eventually hired to help run it. Malissa is expected to complete her HiSet (with college-ready scores) in late April and she plans on enrolling at Massasoit Community College Dental Assistant program for fall 2016.

Malissa exemplifies the importance of combining GED/HiSet preparation with college and career exploration, work readiness skills, and hands-on experience by way of internships. She said, "If I just got my GED somewhere, I wouldn't have the social experiences, the job experiences, or any kind of plan. I wouldn't be doing anything." We at Wellspring are so proud of Malissa. She has worked very hard and has made huge gains this year. We look forward to watching her continue on her journey from despair to…

"What I want people to know, is that I was this person who wouldn't even come out of the house. I didn't talk to people because I had so much social anxiety. I didn't want to do anything. I always planned on going on disability because I felt like I would never be able to be anything. I thought I was no-one and would always be no-one. Now my biggest fear is that I would ever become the failure I thought I would be. I want to set an example for my son. I never want him to feel the way I did, it's awful."

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Program Status:
Active