BEACON for English Language and Literacy has fundraisers year-round to help adult learners in their community.
It is having its 2nd annual Virtual Walkathon until April 30. There will be a live event on April 30 from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. at St. Benedict Monastery grounds, 9535 Linton Hall Road in Bristow.
The event will have many features, such as family fun activities, food trucks, raffles, and face painting.
Members can sign up individually or as a team. Donations can also be submitted to BEACON’s walkathon.
Flyer courtesy of BEACON for English Language and Literacy
BEACON has had record-breaking enrollment this spring.
In a release, BEACON Program Manager Jennifer Katac reports, “We have seen an increase in demand for classes as more immigrants settle into the Prince William and surrounding areas. Those who settle here are eager to learn English, look for jobs, and assimilate into their new communities.”
Since winter 2021, BEACON has had 244 students sign up for their online and in-person classes. Their 2022 class will run from March 21 to June 9. This significant growth has been a 30.5 percent increase in student enrollment.
There are multiple locations, such as Manassas Presbyterian Church, 8201 Ashton Avenue in Bull Run, Bethel Lutheran Church, 8712 Plantation Lane in Manassas, and Manassas Park Community Center, 99 Adams Street.
For further information about BEACON, visit the BEACON website.
This article is written by Contributing Writer Nicholas Nohe.