Education

Bridge the Gap Mission – Adult Education Classes

Bridge the Gap Mission is committed to offering classes at no cost to the student. Our students start with a placement test to figure out where to start and on which area to focus. We work within the semester to strengthen their education and further their knowledge. Once the course is completed, our teachers will personally drive the student to take that course’s HiSet (like GED) exam and offer the support they need. Most of our students haven’t been in school in over 20 to 30 years. Taking a test is a lot of pressure especially when you are trying to accomplish something you’ve wanted for a long time. We love working with our students and enjoy hearing about their accomplishments after graduating.

 

We offer classes at the ASPIRE building located in downtown Raleigh at 130 E. Morgan St. All classes are held starting at 10:30 am-11:45 am on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays. Tuesday’s and Thursday’s classes are dedicated to equivalence preparation classes while Wednesdays are for computer skills. It takes students about 14 weeks to go through the entire computer skills program. We take the student from where they are (mouse practice) through WORD. We cover keyboarding, internet, setting up and using a Gmail account, how to save on a USB device and WORD. It is exciting to see this whole new world open for our students. When students finish they receive a refurbished computer to continue their practice at home.

 

If you can be of assistance in teaching in our classes, please fill out the Volunteer Registration Form

Current offerings

 High school equivalence preparation classes in:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Social Studies
  • Math
  • Science

 

Basic Computer Skills:

  • Adults who complete the course will receive a refurbished computer to take home to reinforce their in-classroom studies.

How can you help?

  • We do accept laptops and desktops for donations. We can also wipe them clean for you. If you would like to donate your devices, please send an email to bviersen@aol.com

 

Special Thanks

We would like to thank the Kramden Institute for their continuous efforts in the digital divide! We support this non-profit by purchasing our computers and laptops for our computer lab and students. https://kramden.org