September 8, 2022

Dear Community,

Several weeks ago, a survey was posted on the African Diaspora Council’s website to inform you of a new learning opportunity for adults, which is an adult education program. In addition, we wanted to find out how many adults would be interested in being a part of this program. Thank you, to those who completed the online or paper copy of the survey and returned it to us. I am happy to say that we have received enough interested adults to move forward in our planning and preparations for the program.


For us to help you, we must know your learning level. And in order to know your learning level in the areas of reading, language, writing, and oral language, we must assess those skills. We cannot sufficiently help you without assessing your learning needs first. It gives us a guideline to how we need to work with you. We will assess you on orientation day. You cannot start the adult education program without being assessed. Please make note of the Orientation Day. In the event you are unable to make the orientation day, you will be able to reschedule your orientation with us. The event information is as following:

What: Orientation Day
Where: African Diaspora Council 1425 Ferguson Avenue
When: September 21, 2022
Time: 10:00am until
Please Note:

Orientation Day is a day you will need to give much attention to what is being said to you and what is being asked of you. It would be good to have nothing else to concentrate on, such children. So, if you need someone to watch your child(s) that day, now is the time to find someone to do that or reschedule a time for when you do have a someone to watch your child(s).

Once we have determined your level of learning needs, classes will soon start. We will let you know the official date/days, sessions and times of the classes at the end of orientation day.

Happy Learning,
Dorris H. Drummer
Educational Program Coordinator

July 21, 2022

Hello my name is Dorris Drummer. I am an adult education instructor certified to teach adult learners who are native speakers and non-native speakers. I have serviced this community of learners for 8-plus years in the St. Louis, MO. area. It is true that in order to survive, Undereducated adults must master the knowledge and skills of adult basic education. The accomplishments and success in life is determined by the strength of one’s literacy skills as it relates to their personal life and in the workplace.

The Adult Education Program will help to improve your reading, language, and math skills. The training you receive will help provide solutions to problems. Learning takes place best when it is tied to and built upon past experiences. We know the needs and motivations of adult learners, and we are here to help you meet those needs in order to accomplish the goals in your life.

Please take a few minutes to provide feedback about a new learning opportunity for adult learners at the African Diaspora Council (ADC). We are working to create new classes and learning opportunities for adults. We would like your help in determining what might be of interest and what schedule is most appealing. Please share your ideas and assist us by completing this brief online survey. For those of you who don’t have access to online, you may complete a copy version of the survey and turn it in to the African Diaspora Council Center 1425 Ferguson Avenue.

Thank you,

Dorris H. Drummer
Program Coordinator