Orpha Menza, foreground, and Caroline Prieto work at the Opportu-nity Place west of Thibodaux Wednesday. The Lafourche Parish School Board is giving adults a sec-ond chance by teaching classes such as GED preparation, pre-employment skills, computer skills and English as a second language. (Staff photo by Abby Tabor)
The Lafourche Parish School Board is offering a second chance for those who have missed out on their secondary education.
Board spokesman Floyd Benoit said the Lafourche Parish School Board Adult Education Program is offering residents 17 and older who are no longer enrolled in the system a variety of programs to help improve their education.
Benoit said the programs, which are provided at no charge, include literacy training, pre-employment and work maturity skills, basic skills upgrading, GED preparation, computer skills, English as a Second Language and Even Start.