Help your neighbors learn English and practice reading

Metro North Adult Basic Education

Tuesday - Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Help our English as a second language class with reading, discussion, and English vocabulary. If enriching the lives of people in your community sounds like something you are interested in, please volunteer! Metro North ABE has amazing teachers who provide support, direction, and materials and will be there to help you make the most of your time.

  • No degree or experience is needed! Training is provided, and you will be under the guidance of a teacher who creates lesson plans
  • Volunteer with small groups of motivated adult learners
  • English speakers of all levels are welcome
  • Must be 18 to volunteer
  • We strongly encourage people of color, indigenous, immigrants and refugees, LGBTQ+, people with disabilities, and bilingual people to apply
Additional Details
  • All required training if free and provided by Metro North ABE
Who We Are
Metro North ABE is a partnership between eight school districts and other community partners in the northern metro. Together, we offer free classes to develop basic skills for adults ages 17 and up who are not enrolled in a high school program. Metro North ABE is part of a state-wide network overseen by the Minnesota Department of Education and is funded by both federal and state funds.
What We Do
Adults can take classes taught by licensed teachers and supported by trained volunteers who work with students to meet their educational goals. A student may start class at any time throughout the year and classes are offered year-round during the day and evening. 
Classes offered can help students:
  • Improve basic reading, writing, and math skills
  • Earn a high school diploma or GED
  • Learn and improve the English language
  • Prepare for college or a career
You Can Help!
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