Harleysville Resident Tristan Bradley is Enrolled in the 2012 Center for Literacy Hall of Fame
Harleysville resident Tristan Bradley, 22, was recognized for his exemplary academic accomplishments and was enrolled in the Hall of Fame for adult learners by the Center for Literacy (CFL) on Tuesday, May 15 in Center City Philadelphia.
Although Bradley was always a bright person who could easily read and do math, he had dropped out of high school. Recognizing that he needed his diploma to get ahead, Bradley enrolled at CFL in 2010 and faced up to the fact that he had very bad test anxiety. CFL helped him master his fears and get down to business. Within a few months, Bradley sat for the high school General Equivalency Diploma tests and graduated. He has a new job in retail and he is now happily applying to colleges. In addition, Bradley comes back to CFL regularly and generously volunteers his time and talent for a variety of projects.
CFL serves adult learners through a variety of programs to support Philadelphians in need of basic skills, preparation for the General Equivalency Diploma (GED), workforce preparation, English as a Second Language (ESL) and transition to post-secondary services. In the past year, CFL served nearly 3,000 learners, without charging a fee to any of them, in classes at its headquarters Old City and nearly 50 locations in schools, public libraries and community sites through-out Philadelphia.