2024 COABE Awards

“The money I won from the Adult Learner of the Year award was truly a blessing, because even though I work, sometimes that just isn’t enough. I was able to use that money to get financially caught up and even put some money into a savings account! Not only did the award help financially, but I was able to connect with and meet some amazing people! In fact, I’ve had people reach out wanting me to share my story with people in other programs to inspire learners to reach their goals.

The award also helped me become more confident about myself and the way I see myself now. I was always, in a way, embarrassed of my past, but now I see myself in a different light, a bright light! I also got to experience things I never thought I would- like flying on the plane for my first time, and staying at such an amazing hotel! The whole experience was truly such an honor that I will NEVER FORGET! Thank you for all the amazing work you do!”

Mallory Balch, Outstanding Learner of the Year Recipient

All Awards are Generously Sponsored by Dollar General Literacy Foundation