Adult Literacy’s Two New Initiatives

Women’s Business Club and Community Garden

YMCA Adult Literacy is excited to announce two new initiatives to help our students improve their financial stability: a Women’s Business Club and a community garden at the Ledges Apartments! Our mission is to strengthen the community by empowering students, especially women, generate income and support their families. Students utilize skills they already have while developing leadership and language skills.

Special thank you to Brett Butler with Field Trips Delivered (www.fieldtripsdelivered.com) for working his magic to transform some ratty old wood into beautiful raised beds!

This week we got our hands dirty, clearing land and installing a few raised beds for the community garden at The Ledges Apartments, where many of our students live. Stay tuned as students develop their own projects, including a cooperative jewelry and craft company.

Please contact Julie or Jillian if you want to get involved! literacy@ymcanwnc.org