Students and alumni took the stage to share what Seeds of Literacy means to them, and how important tutors like Bill Litzler are to their success.
Bill's family was front and center for the presentations.
Seeds West student, Aneka Monday, was joyful in her praise of the program.
His family enjoyed her enthusiasm.
Seeds East student and book club member, Valerie Taylor, approached the microphone with purpose.
The view from the lecturn can sometimes feel intimidating...
and although she paused for a moment, she impressed the audience with her poise and grace.
Student Leadership member, Kimberly Brabson, was there to support her classmates.
Alumna Charneil Daye, class of 2018, spoke about her journey through Seeds and her future in health care. She is currently pursuing an associate's degree at Bryant & Stratton.
Tutor Margo Faulhaber shared how working with students has enriched her life in ways she couldn't have dreamed.
Although Margo was the only tutor to speak, many of our tutors had something to share with the attendees. Tutors hand-wrote notes to all of the guests, explaining why they choose to help Seeds *Thrive*.
In addition to personal notes, the cards also featured shocking statistics about Cleveland's illiteracy rates, and 8 different covers showed why adult literacy matters.