These are just a few of the people whose lives have been transformed through literacy.

Raven Motivational workshops are participative and practical. Raven Willoughby, a West Oakland resident and UC Davis graduate, facilitated this one, "The Best Me I Can Be," which focused on ways to connect with others, to build support from others, and to stay focused and committed.


DanielleDanielle analyzes a math problem with Lana, one of Next Step?s community college students who occasionally tutor some of the participants in our GED preparation program. Their interactive and engaging ways show evidence of potential teachers!


HarlanHarlan and Stephen: Next Step's pool of 65+ volunteer tutors provide GED program participants the opportunity for one-on-one interactive learning to become more knowledgeable in each of the 5 GED Test's specific subject areas.


MaryMary benefits from Sandy's guidance in the skill and art of developing an essay. Mary passed the GED writing test!


ChelseaChelsea, currently attending Humboldt State University, explains fraction procedures to Demetria. Next Step GED program participants appreciate studying with young college students who serve as volunteer tutors at Next Step during the summer or at extended break times.