May 8, 2000
The authors of the following writings are students in programs sponsored by the Cape Breton Literacy Network. This Network, one of more than 25 in Nova Scotia, is a partnership of community volunteers and representatives of non-profit and government agencies. The goal of the Network is to provide free, community based classes for adults who wish to improve their reading, writing and math skills.
Some of the students attend full time classes while others attend part time. Students have many good reasons for attending upgrading classes. All have recognized that good literacy skills help them have a better life as parents, workers and citizens. These students are on an exciting journey of lifelong learning and their accomplishments are worthy of celebration.
This letter was written by Lynda Martin. Linda joined the Glace Bay Peers Helping Peers Program for the 1999-2000 academic year. Born in Glace Bay, Linda worked for several years in Ontario before moving back to her home town in the 1990's. She enjoys writing and has written several poems since participating in this program. An avid learner, Linda intends to continue on to the Adult Day School or Marconi Campus once the current year is completed.
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This is to myself, I will always do my best in everything I try. Always try to help someone if I can. Try to keep busy at home and school. Keep my head on straight, try very hard not to be negative. Never put myself in jeopardy, always make sure I'm save. Always look forward never look back. My life is going to get better every day. I must keep a positive attitude no madder what. Be happy, and try to make the people around me happy. Successes is very important to me I know education will make me a better person. Because if I keep liking myself other people will like me to. I am in charge. Life will go on, and I am going all the way.