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SoWashCo Community Education


SoWashCo Community Education is proud to serve our community by providing lifelong learning for all. Whether you're ready to learn a new skill, prepare your child for early learning or want to share your knowledge with the community, we're here for you. We serve Cottage Grove, Newport, St. Paul Park, Woodbury, as well as, Afton, Denmark and Grey Cloud Island Townships. We are committed to collaboration, continuous improvement, equity, integrity and relationships.

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Community Education News

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Great Rivers Adult Education provides learners with the opportunity to achieve personal educational goals and enhance work, life and English language skills. This summer nine students graduated from the Great Rivers Adult Education diploma and GED programs. We were able to celebrate three of our grads in a ceremony last week. A big round of applause to all of our grads. We are so proud of your dedication and accomplishments!

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Early Learning News

Raising kids is hard. Probably one of the hardest things we do. Having people beyond you and your parenting partner who are actively involved in your child’s life can go a long way to lightening that load. For my children, this list included grandparents, aunts, and uncles who cheer them on in school or sports, show up at the games, drive them to practice, take them for the weekend, provide guidance and a safe place to fall, and so much more. Our list of people who have helped us raise our children also includes my three best friends. So, this is my thank you to them. The women who have been an integral part of helping my children become who they are not because they are family, but because they have chosen to love my children.

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Many of my favorite childhood memories involve family camping trips. My mom would load up our pop-up camper, pack up our bikes and whatever else was deemed essential for a successful camping trip. Once we reached our campsite and set-up chores were done, my sisters and I set out to explore. Sometimes this included riding bikes, other times hiking through the trees, playing in whatever lake or stream was nearby. I have very fond memories of these camping trips and looking back on these, I don’t think it was just the campfires and s’mores that made them so special. It was the uninterrupted time we spent in nature, exploring, playing, and enjoying all that was around us.

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