Terra State earns grant to bring Life Scholars on the Road to Erie County
Terra State Community College has been awarded with a $2,500 grant from the Randolph J. Estelle M. Dorn Foundation Charitable Impact Fund.
The grant money will be to bring the Life Scholars on the Road program to Erie County and to provide assistance with instructor compensation and supplies.
Terra State’s Life Scholars on the Road is provided by the Kern Center for Workforce & Community Education. The program brings noncredit courses to long term care facilities, assisted living facilities, and other locations within the county to reach those that may not be able to attend Life Scholar classes on Terra State’s campus. The Life Scholars program offers courses including, but not limited to, history and culture, hobbies, literature and music, financial planning, health and wellness and more.
“Our mission is to create a climate that fosters interest and stimulate the thrill of lifelong learning. Often times our seniors face barriers to be able to travel to Fremont, so we wanted to bring our love for lifelong learning to them,” said Holly Hoffman, coordinator for workforce and community education, “Our Life Scholars on the Road allows us the opportunity to travel to different communities to share of love of learning and often bring back some great memories to share with one another.”