No Matter the Age, Anyone Can Achieve a High School Diploma

Ms. Martha Worrell came to Mercer Street Friends over a year ago, determined to earn her high school diploma. At 81 years young, she has been committed from the very beginning, attending class consistently each week. Today, Ms. Martha continues to work through every obstacle that presents itself: challenging subjects, new technology, and now distance learning due to Covid-19. 

Ms. Martha hadn’t had so much as an email address until she added digital literacy to her academic focus at Mercer Street Friends. Now she is continuing to study on her own at home and with her instructor via Zoom. Thanks to the support of Amazon, Ms. Martha works off of a new iPad, allowing her to not skip a beat in her studies and continue her journey towards that diploma. 

If you wish to volunteer, our volunteer opportunities are Tuesday through Thursday 9am-12pm and Tuesday and Wednesdays 1pm-4pm at our warehouse; Friday 9:45am – 1pm at one of our distribution sites. Please contact Sherries Anderson at [email protected] or 609-278-5546 and respond with the date and time to schedule your session. 

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