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North Country Career Center Adult Education offers a variety of courses for adult learners from career exploration and professional development, to art and personal enrichment.Continue reading
North Country Career Center Adult Education offers a variety of courses for adult learners from career exploration and professional development, to art and personal enrichment. Gwen Bailey-Rowe, assistant director of adult education, and administrative assistant Pauline Gage coordinate 18-plus talented instructors. NCCC Adult Ed has been going for more than 30 years, helping all interested learners find their pathways in continuing education, whether it’s through NCCC Adult Ed, Community College of Vermont or the Northeast Kingdom Learning Services. Tuition prices are low, an average of $10 or $15 per course hour. Custom training is offered for area businesses. NCCC Adult Ed partners with area employers to develop curriculums that will support growth in the local workforce. The administrators and staff are dedicated to this region and all have a strong desire to see adults ranging in age from 18 to 80 achieve their educational goals. The office is centrally located in the modern and spacious North Country Career Center. The staff is friendly, helpful, and available, answers all e-mails and phone calls quickly and help gets everyone on the right track to learn.
209 Veterans Ave., Newport, VT 05855 • (802) 334-5496, ext. 3309
Reining Hope offers equine-assisted activities for people both with and without special needs. They include: riding lessons, summer day camps, horse boarding, horse training, workshops and clinics, mentoring aspiring instructors, volunteer training and education, and field trips.Continue reading
Reining Hope in Morgan offers an exceptional service. All are welcome, but owner Kristin Mason’s expertise may be in working with individuals or groups who have special needs and can benefit from a close relationship with a horse, as well as Kristin’s particular skills. Among other things, she’s spent well over a decade teaching riders who have physical, emotional, cognitive, and social special needs.
Reining Hope offers equine-assisted activities for people both with and without special needs. They include: riding lessons, summer day camps, horse boarding, horse training, workshops and clinics, mentoring aspiring instructors, volunteer training and education, field trips, and more. Kristin also does equine and canine massage and energy work. She has more than 30 years experience as a veterinary technician.
Kristin is a PATH International certified advanced therapeutic riding instructor and an equine specialist in mental health and learning. Hers is the only stable in the area with 13 years experience in both areas. Her personal journey started in Derby, but the career paths she chose left her with the skills and experience needed to become certified and build her own place, which includes a newly built facility with an office, a barn, and an indoor arena.
Reining Hope is no ordinary riding stable. It’s much more. Kristin offers people the opportunity for personal growth and development in a safe, enjoyable, and compassionate environment. “We’re able to enhance the experience and challenge for individuals as they strive to reach their full potential,” she says.
Anyone, be they four years old, or 84 years old, can benefit from Reining Hope’s unique program.
574 Sunset Dr., P.O. Box 146, Morgan, VT 05853 • (802) 895-9166
United Christian Academy, which educates children from kindergarten through twelfth grade, was established in 1995. It has a history of academic excellence, vibrant spirituality, community service, and affordable tuition.
It has a teacher for every six students and extended hours that go until 5 p.m. to accommodate the needs of working parents.
“United Christian Academy is committed to providing a comprehensive K-12 education from a Bible-centered worldview to young people in the Northeast Kingdom and beyond,” the school’s literature says. “Built upon the classical model, United Christian Academy will pursue academic excellence in all areas and will, to the best of its ability, challenge each individual student to reach his or her highest God-given potential.”
It’s an interdenominational Christian community where Christians live, work, and study together in harmony. It’s a place where the Bible is honored as God’s word and where Christian morality and values are cherished and nurtured.
Dr. Richard E. O’Hara is head of the school, which has been operating for 19 years. School tours are available on request.
65 School St., Newport, VT 05855 • (802) 334-3112