Anne S. Jefferson
Through a number of teaching experiences at Storefront Learning Center, I've had the opportunity to observe the unique qualities that this school brings to its students and the community. It is its uniqueness that makes Storefront so valuable in our community and worthy of maintaining for current and future students.
Storefront is open to all students who can get there, no matter where they live. And the school goes the extra mile in helping reduce barriers to learning. A young mom without child care is allowed to bring her baby to class.
The informal, "homey" atmosphere is one that appeals to many students and enhances their learning. At the same time, a high level of accountability is expected by the teaching staff, most of whom have served at Storefront for decades since it opened in 1972.
It is well known that each of us learns in different ways and the environment in which we learn makes a big difference. In order to help all children find the best environment for them, it is essential to provide a variety of educational settings from which students and families can choose.
Let's show our commitment to Storefront's students by making sure they have the best chance to graduate in December. We will all be better off for it.
Anne S. Jefferson,
Editor's note: "Voices of Storefront" are reader-submitted stories about Wausau's Storefront Learning Center. The school is seeking to raise $50,000 in order to stay open long enough for 11 of its 23 students to graduate.
To donate, call the school at 715-842-7556 or North Central Community Action Program at 715-842-0681, or search for the "Save Storefront fundraising planning" event on Facebook.
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