Through community partnerships, Blue Ridge Literacy Council provides a life skills training program for specific at-risk populations. Here is the economic impact.

The Self-Advocacy and Empowerment workshops promote healthy, lawful, foundational skill building for life and work. Students learn about self-awareness, empowerment, change potentiality, conflict resolution, goal setting and emotional intelligence. These workshops are offered on a voluntary basis.

The class also connects students with various resources offered in Henderson County to assist them with their educational goals.