The Never Too Late program at Catholic Family Service provides no-cost academic, social and emotional support to adult learners who want to complete their GED (General Education Development or high school equivalency). Learning occurs in community with a cohort of students who share the same dream: to become a high school graduate.
Never Too Late learners receive 3-4 hours of instruction, twice a week, from qualified educators, with access to volunteer tutors outside of class time. Classes provide a safe, fun, and positive learning environment, while the Never Too Late Coordinator works side-by-side with participants to identify and overcome any barriers to completing their GED. The results: improved self-esteem, confidence, participation in community, and higher success rates for adults who write the GED exam.
By The Numbers
In 2019 CFS completed a 5-year retrospective study, where over 400 students were surveyed. The study shows that:
89% of students who completed the program indicated that they had increased income, job opportunities or went on the pursue further education
38% increased their income after completing NTL, with an average increase of approximately $13,000 per year
92% of students who completed NTL reported that they felt more positive about themselves
77% of parents enrolled in the program felt that their involvement in NTL had also positively impacted their children
The Never Too Late Program is offered in three locations in Calgary.
Our Lady of the Assumption School for residents of Bowness and area. For more information, contact Loana Valdez at 403.612.4026, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Father Lacombe High School for residents of the Greater Forest Lawn area: For more information, contact Amanda Clearwater at 403.604.7418, email@example.com.
CUPS (Calgary Urban Project Society), for anyone residing in Calgary and area. For more information, contact Cate Rippon at 403.612.8922, firstname.lastname@example.org.
250, 707 – 10 Avenue SW Calgary, AB T2R 0B3
Main Office Hours
Monday: 8:30AM – 5:00PM
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 8:30AM – 8:00PM
Friday: 8:30AM – 4:30PM