Success Stories

Meet Will Justiniano
GED Graduate

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.”

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.