Located in Nova Scotia, the Hants Learning Network Association (HLNA) is celebrating our 25th year of providing free literacy programs to adults, children, and families here in Hants County. Our mission is "to improve the lives of residents by promoting lifelong learning and providing opportunities for all to improve their literacy skills in a safe, respectful, and inclusive environment."
Free Adult Learning Opportunities
We offer free daytime and evening classes and tutoring for adult students who want to improve their reading, writing, math, social studies, science, and computer skills to better their lives, access further education, complete the G.E.D., and increase their employment options. Many of our students did not complete public school or have been away from school for a while and are now seeking to get the education they need for the work force or college. A key feature of HLNA's programs is that our qualified teachers work with students at their own pace to meet their goals.
Free Family Literacy Programs
Hants Learning Network Association offers free family literacy programs in partnership with our local public school system. The "Family Literacy Fun!" program takes place weekly in four community locations with a special monthly family workshop at our learning centre. Facilitators work with adults and children together to make learning fun for the whole family.
Free Tutoring for Children
From October 2018 to December 2019, Hants Learning Network Association was able to expand our services and provide free tutoring for elementary and middle school students thanks to a grant from Building Vibrant Communities. The "Learning Together" program used volunteers to provide weekly tutoring for children at our learning centre. Unfortunately, funding was not renewed for 2020 so we are not able to offer tutoring to children at this time.
Current Fundraising Initiative:
Our community benefited from the "Learning Together" tutoring program and we want to be able to continue to be able to offer free tutoring services for children. We believe that helping children with reading, writing, math, and other subjects in their younger years will improve their opportunities for success as they go through school and life. We need your help to continue supporting children in their learning. Please consider making a donation today. Thank you.