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ST Adult Division Gets Financial Grant to Teach SCI Prisoners

At the announcement of receiving a grant from the Financial Literacy Education Fund of the State of Delaware are, left to right, Barbara Del Mastro, executive director/case manager of The Way Home; Terri Corder, principal James H. Groves Adult High School, Sussex Tech Adult Division; Delaware Governor Jack Markell; and Delaware Bank Commissioner Robert A. Glen.

Sussex Tech Adult Division, in partnership with The Way Home, Inc., has received a grant of $7,605 from the Financial Literacy Education Fund of the State of Delaware to teach financial literacy skills to pre-release inmates at Sussex Correctional Institute. Sussex Tech Adult Division staff will teach the 12-week Financial Peace University curriculum. The Way Home, Inc. will identify inmates who are within one year of being released who will participate in the program.

According to statistics, 35.5 percent of released inmates are re-arrested for a money-related offense. By completing this course, participants will gain the basic financial tools for living self-sufficiently. The curriculum teaches savings and the elimination of all debt other than a mortgage. The goal of this curriculum is to give participants “peace” regarding their finances through behavior changes that eliminate the use of credit and being in debt.

Since 1969, the Sussex Tech Adult Division has offered adult education courses to the Sussex County community. The Way Home Program provides transitional services to inmates being released from prison.

 
 

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