When Will Justiniano lived in New York City, he was told that the opportunities were endless in the big city. He found it ironic that he found many more opportunites when he relocated to the tiny town of Newport and found the Perry County Literacy Council. Will says he felt right at home the moment he took a seat in Dawn Beaver’s class. Although he never imagined that he would be successful getting his GED, but he did just that in May 2019.
I’m grateful for a teacher who I now consider a friend. Ms. Dawn pushed me and told me that I could do it, even when I felt that I couldn’t. I thank Ms. Dawn and PCLC for everything they’ve done — not just for me, but for every single person who walks through their door.”
Will is working with PCLC’s partner EDSI to explore opportunities to start college.
“PCLC’s staff is full of amazing people. [This work] is more than a job to the PCLC staff; it’s a way of life.”