Twilight Education Project
Around 5:30 p.m., in the neighborhoods of Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, and Westminster, English Learner families board yellow school buses that will take them to a better life. These families are headed for the Twilight Education Project on the campus of Golden West College, where they learn the language and life skills that they need to succeed. A program of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley, the Twilight Education Project removes the typical barriers to services: it's FREE, takes place after work hours, and provides transportation and child care. Last year, over 425 children and adults learned side by side in the program's supportive atmosphere.
Three nights a week, school-age children receive tutoring in English literacy, homework help, and computer lab access. Their toddler siblings participate in the Club's nationally accredited preschool program, which also focuses on English literacy. A short distance away, parents learn Community Based English, a curriculum that helps them gain proficiency in speaking and reading language associated with safety, medical care, transportation, and work.
See the Twilight Education Project in Action
YOU CAN HELP by volunteering as a school-age tutor or spreading the word with these flyers in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, and Arabic. For more information about the program or about how to get involved, please contact the Twilight Development Director Laura Portier-LaLumiere at (714) 309-4962.
Community Partners: Huntington Beach Adult School, Huntington Beach City School District, Fountain Valley School District, Golden West College, and Ocean View School District.
Supporters of the Twilight Education Project include the Orange County Transportation Authority, Surf City Rotary Club of Huntington Beach, the Haynes Fund, the Therese Plunkett Foundation, the Wells Fargo Foundation and Second Harvest Food Bank's Kids Cafe program.
Please download the flyer below for more information: