Yarmouth Chamber Corner
Get to know one of our members, the Yarmouth County Learning Network! Their organization was incorporated in 2003 to provide adults living in Yarmouth County the opportunity to achieve their high school diploma or GED.
What does your organization provide?
The Yarmouth County Learning Network (YCLN) is a community based non-profit organization that offers educational upgrading opportunities to those who do not have a high school diploma or GED and are 19 years of age and older. All programs are offered free of charge.
The YCLN offers the following programs:
- Adult Learning Program: The Adult Learning Program (ALP) is designed to help adult learners achieve their High School Diploma. No previous high school experience is required, and we can help learners of all abilities. Our ALP program is available Monday to Friday from 9 am to 3 pm.
- GED Prep: The GED is an internationally recognized high school equivalency certificate. The GED is made up of a series of 5 computer-based tests – reading, writing, math, science, and social studies. Those who complete the GED are able to apply for many jobs and courses that require a high school diploma. The YCLN offers both daytime and evening GED prep classes.
- Orton-Gillingham: The OG program is a multisensory “hands-on” learning method specially designed to support individuals with dyslexia or other reading challenges. Clients work one-on-one with a highly trained reading specialist. If you, or someone you know, struggles with dyslexia and/or reading, OG may be the answer for them.
- The In-Home Family Literacy and Learning Program: The IHFLLP provides individualized training for parents and their children (under the age of 5) right in their own home. This program is available to families living in the Tri-County (Yarmouth, Shelburne and Digby) region. An adult instructor/tutor works with the adults in the home to achieve their identified goals (e.g. improve their literacy so they can read to their children, achieve a beginner’s driver’s licence, work towards their GED, etc.) while an early childhood educator works with the children. The IHFLLP team works to promotes literacy and learning within the family.
When did you join the Chamber of Commerce and how have we helped?
Our membership with the Chamber has been continuous since 2013. The Chamber has assisted us by providing us with networking opportunities, professional development opportunities, and providing an avenue to introduce us to local businesses and organizations.