Community Adult Literacy Program (CALP)
The purpose of the CALP is to improve and promote literacy and adult learning in the Southeast Region. This CALC (Community Adult Learning Centre) is one of 21 operated under the South East Regional Adult Learning Board (SERALB) and is funded by the New Brunswick Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour.
Inclusion Advocacy has one of the longest running Adult Literacy Programs in the area (approximately 20 years).
It serves approximately 15 - 18 adults, most of whom are in their 40’s and 50’s. Many of these students would have received little literacy/numeracy instruction while they were in school. The students , all of whom attend on a part-time basis, are upgrading their reading, writing and math skills.
Pride in their Achievements
In addition to these subjects, time is spent on life skills and current events of interest to the students. The students take great pride in their classwork and are always so pleased with the improvement in their skills. They especially appreciate that the class is set up to allow them to progress at their own pace and at a time that is convenient for them. They are proud of their achievements and rightfully so. In the past, three of the students received awards for their literacy achievements.