Doylestown, PA (August 31, 2015) Vita Education Services hosted a gathering of Vita students, tutors, and teachers from the Literacy Tutoring and GED program to recognize and honor volunteer and student achievements during the past academic year. Over 90 people attended the celebration held at Bensalem Library on August 8.
Mercedes Anderson, Director of Literacy & GED Programs, welcomed the crowd and set the theme for the event, which was a celebration of the faces of success. Attendees included students and their proud families and friends as well as Vita tutors, teachers, and staff. Mercedes honored the students, paying tribute to their courage, dedication, and hard work, noting the many challenges faced by adult learners.
GED student Kitty Johnson was the featured speaker. She reflected on her own experiences and expressed how proud she was of her decision to start the adult education program with Vita. “All of us here should be proud of ourselves for taking this step in empowering our future,” Kitty told the audience. She continued, “I am taking control of my future. I feel better about myself. I see unlimited possibilities. I keep saying to myself, ‘What do I want to be when I grow up?’ I will soon have a choice.”
Kathy White, Vita’s Tutoring Program Coordinator, recognized Literacy Tutors who volunteer their time to work with students to help improve their reading, writing, and math skills and work toward getting their GED. She thanked them for the hours and hours of volunteer time, noting the accomplishments of their students that came as a result of the commitment and hard work of both tutors and students.
Vita’s teachers were recognized for their dedication and support in helping students achieve their goal. The crowd applauded the success of the students and the contributions made by teachers and tutors.