The Lady Hammond Learning Program has thrived in its first full year at the new location. The new spot has attracted a new mix of serious students in both Level 1 and 2. This year was marked by a sense of community and people seemed to share more than their pens and pencils. Problems were solved, advice was given (and sometimes even taken) and people found out things about the person who usually sits at the end of the table from them that they didn’t find out last year. But in the midst of it all, the emphasis was on the work and the progress people could make.
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I wish to express my appreciation to the tutors who balanced their own priorities to give us their time and effort, especially in the times when the student mix was changing. All of us in the program are pleased that the program will continue to run over the summer and provide the continued opportunity to learn skills.
The biggest challenge this year was finding enough volunteers but alternate methods of advertising have been useful in attracting some very valuable help. The success I am most proud of is the sense of productivity and confidence that I sense in the room when people feel comfortable learning. People have become more confident and more realistic about their goals, two crucial steps toward seeing something happen. I hope to see as many as possible continue their learning over the summer so that their skills continue to improve.