Activities planned for National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week

Tiffany JohnsonTiffany Johnson

Victoria College's Adult Education Center will observe National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week from Monday though Sept. 29.

All of the events are free, and the public is invited.

Opening ceremonies will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Adult Education Center, 802 E. Crestwood Drive. Gary Moses will read and present Mayor Paul Polasek's proclamation.

Students at the center will pledge to support literacy.

Tuesday is Adult Educator & Volunteer Appreciation Day. Treat bags will be presented to teachers, and a sign-up sheet for new tutors will be distributed.

Wednesday is Family Literacy in Practice Information/Registration Day, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Adult Education Center and at 3:30 p.m. at Victory Christian Life Center, 1604 E Crestwood Drive.

"This family event can help parents and their children improve reading, writing and math skills," said Tiffany Johnson, Adult Education Center director.

Thursday is Community Awareness Day, and residents are encouraged to wear "I support Literacy" stickers. The stickers will be handed out throughout the day at H-E-B, Sam's Club and Wal-Mart.

Friday is Partners & Stakeholders in Adult Education & Family Literacy Day, with a presentation on adult education services at 2 p.m. Tours will be offered all day at the center. Services such as practice testing, classes, tutoring, family literacy, English as a Second Language and others will be highlighted in the presentation.

For more information on National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week, contact Johnson at 361-573-7323 or email Tiffany.Johnson@VictoriaCollege.edu or Stacy Milberger at 361-582-4273 or email valcsm@yahoo.com.