Adult education provides educational opportunities and services to equip adults with the knowledge and skills necessary to participate effectively as citizens, workers, parents, and as family and community members. Instructional programs ensure that adults have the education and skills required for a competitive economy and a better quality of life.

Students Succeed Honoree: Andrea Chavez


Andrea Chavez was a senior in high school and a teen mom enrolled in the Sierra Vista Independent Study Program in 1999. Her instructor, Carmen Telles, was made aware of a special training program being offered by the Whittier Adult School’s Business Skills Center that was targeting at risk youth and teen parents. She chose Andrea as a candidate because she saw her motivation to do well in her studies and that she wanted to do well for herself and her son.

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