Advocating for Adult Education in New Mexico
Many people from organizations all over the state gathered on Wednesday, March 1st, for Higher Education and Adult Education and Literacy Day at the Roundhouse. We were there to support adult education across New Mexico and advocate for expanded funding for programs that are vastly needed and vastly underfunded. The program included speeches by the NMHED Adult Education Director Amber Gallup, the NMHED Secretary Stephanie Rodriguez, Senator Harold Pope and Governor Michelle Lujan-Grisham.
One of Literacy Volunteers’ students, Steven Gurule, was recognized as one of the Adult Education Students of the Year. Steven takes HSE classes and works with a math tutor online with the goals of acquiring his GED and going on to pursue a degree in criminal justice. He wrote:
“Due to my learning team, I have found inner peace, strength, and knowledge. I am very grateful to all of you for this opportunity to better myself and feel proud of myself.” — Steven Gurule