In an effort to reduce illiteracy among District residents and to help others acquire either a GED or the necessary educational and job training that lead to better career options, the YWCA National Capital Area (NCA) is sponsoring a Distance Learning Program for ages 18 and older.
The program is aimed at persons who aren't able to attend classes via the tradition classroom setting, but have access to a computer.
People interested in obtaining their GED before new test changes become effective in 2014, will be provided a flexible schedule to enhance their literacy and math skills in order to pass the examination. However, self-study is required for the classes, which will be offered Monday through Sunday, via online instruction.
Requirements also include attendance for classes from 6:15 p.m. to 8 p.m. in-person on Tuesdays at the YWCA NCA site, 2303 14th St. in Northwest, the completion of at least 12 hours of face-to-face class time and an eight-hour orientation.