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"Esperanza began studying in our family literacy GED program several years ago. Despite many obstacles along the way, and having to step out of the program several times to take care of her family, she always came back - more determined than ever to succeed. As a non-native English speaker, the GED test series was especially challenging for Esperanza, but she never gave up. Over the course of her journey, her confidence in herself and belief in her abilities continued to grow. Encouragement from her teachers and fellow classmates kept her motivated, and she is now the proud recipient of a GED credential and on her way to opening a world of opportunities for herself and her family. 


Congratulations, Esperanza!"

Support for this program is provided by:​​​


  • Dollar General Literacy Foundation

  • GGBCF Stand Together Foundation Grant

  • Department of Children & Families Grant through WI Literacy

Children First Family Literacy GED Program

The Children First Family Literacy Program is the only comprehensive family literacy program of its kind in the area, and the only one that educates the entire family.  We believe this holistic approach to teaching and learning helps foster an environment where all family members recognize and embrace the importance of enhancing literacy skills.  With ongoing family literacy education comes the realization by our parents that they truly can and do have a profound impact on the achievements and successes of their children.

Spring 2023 Session

January 18 to May 15, 2023


(A.M. GED Class)

9 am -11:30 am


(P.M. GED Class)

5 pm -7:30 pm

Classes include:

Adult Education/GED Test Preparation
Early Childhood Education for the Children of Enrolled Parents

Group Parenting Discussions

PACT - Parent and Child Together Time

Eligibility Requirements

Parent must be 18 ½ years of age. Parent must have at least one child age 6 or under who accompanies the parent to programming. Parent must test at an appropriate reading level for GED instruction.



Parent will need to complete a GED Ready Reading assessment online and score at an appropriate level. Parent will then complete an orientation process. 

Contact Kelly Severson, Program Manager at Literacy Green Bay, to sign up for TABE testing or for more information. 

$25 registration/testing fee due at the time of testing.​

For more information, contact Kelly Severson,

the Family Literacy Program Manager, at (920) 435-2474 ext. 108

or email


The Children First Family Literacy Partners

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