Monday Message for February 04, 2019

Upcoming Events


Mark your calendars for these upcoming events. Have questions? Call us at (661) 494-7454 or send an email to

  • Learner Internships (Jan. 7 to May 31)
  • Senior Portfolio Preparation (Jan. 7 to May 31)
  • Life Skills Workshop – Goal Setting (Feb. 6-7; 13-14)
  • Get Smart Be You Workshop – the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month
  • Love Fest Community Night (Feb. 13, 10 a,m. to noon)

Message from the Director


Dear Learners and Families,

What’s happening at EG?

Orientation is wrapping up! One more week to go, and then it is on to core classes via iLEAD Online. This week, learners are exploring the 7 Habits through both reading the text and doing a mini-project. In the mini-project, learners are diving in deeper to the Habit that they most connect with and creating a strategy which they feel would be most effective at teaching the Habits to teens.

Shoutout to Jasharry White and Anntonette Turner for completing Orientation early and moving onward to Project-Based Learning.

For Child Development, we are preparing to start our topic this semester on play-based learning! During our first week, I am encouraging the learners to self-reflect on exactly what play is for them and to go down memory lane to remember a time they played and how they felt!

This week, the learners in ESL courses worked on understanding and completing assignments in English. Everyone I worked with this week was motivated and focused! This was a great and productive week.

Learners, please reach out on days that you are absent. My direct line is (661) 537-3719.

Sha’Kirim “Sha’Ki” Brown



Learner Spotlight: Lashonna

Student Spotlight - Lashonna Monk

How did you meet your son’s father?

  • The two met on Facebook
  • He visited Lashonna’s home
  • The two fell in love after they moved in together

How did you find out that you were pregnant?

  • Lashonna started repeatedly feeling, and went to the doctor, confirming her pregnancy

What was your pregnancy experience?

  • Lashonna had a tough pregnancy
  • She was ill for the first two months
  • She had no appetite throughout the entire pregnancy
  • She had a high-risk pregnancy
  • She was in labor for 5 hours
  • She walked a lot

How does it feel to be a teen parent?

  • There are ups and downs
  • Chris was the best thing that has happened to her
  • Her son made her a better person

Fun Fact: National Thank A Mail Carrier Day


There is mail in your mailbox six days a week, so let’s take time out of our day to thank the mail carrier who is responsible for getting it there! Thank a Mail Carrier Day (also known as Thank a Mailman Day) is always observed on February 4th. It is a reminder of just how important mail carriers are to our everyday lives.

The motto of the Pony Express riders, who were the most famous early American mailmen, was “Neither rain, or snow, nor death of night, can keep us from our duty.” This motto is believed to be taken, in part, from a motto dating back to ancient times. The most popular variation of this motto is “Through rain or snow, or sleet or hail, we’ll carry the mail. We will not fail.”


  • In 1775, the Second Continental Congress established the Constitutional Post — the first organized mail service in America.
  • As the nation’s first Postmaster General, Benjamin Franklin established many of the conventions we are accustomed to today.
  • Postage stamps were invented in 1847.
  • On April 3, 1860, the famous Pony Express officially took off.
  • In 1863, free city delivery started, and in 1896, free rural delivery began.
  • In 1963, the ZIP Code was instituted.