As part of their continuing education and tutoring effort, a new writing class is starting at the Generation Y 2000 Diversity Center (GY2KC) on April 9.
The “Writing for a Purpose” course is offered to the public free of charge. Brandon Bennett, president and CEO of Back to the Basics Please, said that their tutoring program and educational seminars are offered at no cost thanks to various grants and donations.
“If a student is struggling, the tutoring and classes that we offer are intended to find out what the student is struggling with and help bring them to a better understanding of their subject material,” said Bennett.
He noted that the class will be taught at a high school and college comprehension level, but is open to people of all ages.
“We opened it to all ages with the hopes that a student would bring their parents to learn with them,” Bennett said. “We also wanted to offer the class to adults and college students to enhance their skills prior to upcoming finals.”
The facilitator of the class is CarylAnn Minor, who has a master's degree in English/Rhetoric and Composition.
“Words create our world,” said Minor. “If you feel powerless to get what you want, or express what you know, learn how to develop the five basic elements of clear writing. Your voice will be heard whether addressing a civic issue, applying for college admission, or demonstrating your knowledge of a subject to a professor.”
The class will meet from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at the GY2KC building at 447 S. Main St. Those interested in attending should RSVP to Social Media Director Caterina Koon at email@example.com or 247-9987.
Visit www.gy2kc.com for more information about GY2KC, a division of Back to the Basics Please, Inc.