Success Stories

Meet Sylvia Beiler
GED Graduate

Sylvia Beiler was born and raised in the Amish community for the first 20 years of her life and attended formal schooling only until 8th grade. She dreamed of going to college as a teenager, but never imagined it would be possible.

She is currently a sophomore at Messiah College studying International Business.

“The Perry County Literacy Council helped me get my GED and then with my first steps in pursuing higher education. The people are very helpful and always encouraging. I have since gone on to college and I am learning so much! Not only am I learning about the subjects in my major, but many things that apply to everyday life.”

About PCLC

The Perry County Literacy Council is dedicated to delivering the programs and services that impact Perry County, providing a One Stop site in Newport where Adult Education and CareerLink® partners are accessible at a single point of contact.

Tell Us Your Story

We believe that all Perry Countians should have access to services, education and credentials that will support self-sustaining wages. If you are currently facing challenges, please reach out to us. If we can’t help directly, we can direct you to the right resource.

There’s Passion at PCLC

PCLC is filled with a passion to learn and a passion to help. Read more about the successes that have come out of PCLC and their willingness to not only help, but mentor students.