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Celebrating Success

We gathered to celebrate 31 graduates of the LearningQuest High School Equivalency (HSE) program at the Fall Graduation & Awards Night on October 28, 2021.  Over 150 guests attended the ceremony to honor the achievements of grads at the Martin G. Peterson Event Center in Downtown Modesto.  Awards were given to three students recognized for…
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Fall LQ Connect – Connecting you with the lives you change

View the 2021 Fall LQ Connect newsletter as we focus on the Adult Literacy tutoring program in the library the people it impacts.  We say thank you to our volunteer tutors, see if there is anyone on that list that you may know and applaud their dedication to helping others learn to read and write. …
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Denise Finds a Way to Make a Change

Denise, dedicated LQ tutor since January of 2020, with her fur-friend, Benji Denise first noticed the literacy crisis in our county when she was still working as a nurse practitioner, she said, “I recognized that a lot of people have really low-level reading skills…It made doing health care more difficult both for them and me…
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Abdul Fights for His Family

Abdul receiving his Literacy Network Award Abdul was nominated by LQ’s program coordinator, Rose Jurado Growing up in Afghanistan, Abdul Darwe remembers the struggles his family had to face on a daily basis.   In addition to the raging war and unrest happening in the country, his family also struggled financially.  His father would wake up…
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Keelers Keep Going

KidsQuest kid, Thomas Keeler “He has so much more to say and prove then what he is able to. To watch him grow and struggle less with each session leaves us grateful and speechless.”  -Carrie Keeler, Thomas’ mother Thomas and his dad, Brian Parents, like Brian and Carrie Keeler, strive to find the resources to…
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Caring for Kelly’s Granddaughters

Lily and Ailee posing for a picture. Kelly Carreon knew that her granddaughters, Lily and Ailee, already struggled so much with reading.  The support services they had been receiving for years at school weren’t helping and distance learning during COVID made it worse.  Kelly searched for tutoring specialized in learning disorders to help them catch…
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Third Time’s the Charm for Kevin

Kevin proudly showing off his academic achievement award. LearningQuest (LQ): What was your story before LearningQuest?    Kevin (K): “I always had trouble as a kid with school.  I had a problem with authority and I feel like my attention span just wasn’t there.  When mom and I would sit down to do homework we…
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Manuel Makes It!

In his own words… Manuel Maciel tells his story of the impact of learning to read. He is currently being tutored in our library literacy program by George King who volunteers his time to teach him reading. Manuel was asked to tell his story at Awards Night where he was honored with the award for…
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Elijah Stays on Track

Meet Elijah Bixby… Elijah with his pet mouse and his piano. Elijah Bixby found a new way of reaching a goal that helped him learn more about himself and move onward without skipping a beat.  Even though his family split up when he was in second grade, Elijah still had a very supportive upbringing in…
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