Education is a major part of recovery, and the WS Rescue Mission provides comprehensive literacy and general education courses.
“My job is a normal teaching position. I am blessed to be able to see the residents make progress in their computer literacy and their education. My main focus when teaching is, that without God in your life there will be no success.” Danny Talley, Learning Center Coordinator
The Rescue Mission believes in helping men be able to obtain their GED. The high school program provides the springboard from which the men can begin to position their lives to be employable in a variety of different job opportunities.
The Rescue Mission also has developed a relationship with Forsyth Technical Community College to enable the men to go to college-level classes and begin their path toward a college degree.
Education is a pathway to freedom and individual responsibility. An opportunity to learn a new trade, to develop a new skill, to work toward a sense of accomplishment and achievement. It is a vital part of the overall education process.
Some of the men have never worked on a computer and are able to acquire the basic skills to fill out job applications, search for employment, obtain information available to everyone, and open the door to endless opportunities and knowledge to equip them for the rest of their lives.
The Rescue Mission library was made possible through the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Tony Alford in honor of Ronnie and Carol Alford. Blessed people who love the Rescue Mission and wanted to provide an opportunity for men to have a quiet place to study.
The library is stocked with books on a wide range of subjects and has all the materials needed for the men to complete their GED and college level courses. More importantly, the library has become a place where the men study the Word of God and have a quiet place of prayer.