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New Start Annual Scrabble Tournament Fundraiser


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Please join us at the Hampton Inn in Middletown, Delaware for our 12th Annual Scrabble Tournament Fundraiser!

When? April 24th
Where? Hampton Inn, 117 Sandhill Dr. Middletown, DE

Call: (302) 378-3444 to register (PayPal link to register online coming soon)

Gather your friends and form a team of up to 4 people! If you can't find others to team up with let us know and we will find you a team. Get competitive or just come to have fun :) This will be a night full of games, food, drinks, prizes and special musical performance!

Entry fee: $25 a person/ $100 a team

Bring cash to buy raffle tickets and win something at the raffle table ($1 a ticket or 6 tickets for $5). Buy cheat perks to help your team win (Peak at a dictionary - $1, Buy a tile - $1).

Your participation in this event will greatly affect the lives of struggling immigrants in our community and help improve the literacy skills and basic educational skills of low-income adults. Money raised from this event will go towards providing textbooks and educational materials for our students.

NEW START Adult Learning Program is a non-profit organization that offers free English as a Second Language and Adult Basic Education classes and one-to-one tutoring throughout New Castle County.

Many NEW START students come from all over the world as immigrants to the U.S.A. Some are local born and raised community members looking for a second chance to receive an education and improve their reading and basic skills. They come to us seeking safe places to raise their families, better employment options, more opportunities and increased quality of living through education. Many of our students come to us with low-level skills. They work diligently to build their knowledge and go on to obtain higher levels of education at public Adult High Schools, Community Colleges, and vocational training programs.


*Our students are immigrant women who due to misogynistic socio-cultural practices and beliefs, religious or economic barriers were unable to access education in their native countries.

*Our students are those who were left behind by the school system due to learning issues or lack of school resources.

*Our students were forced to leave high school before graduating due to personal problems, economic, family or health issues.

*Our students dropped out of high school due to drug issues, mental health issues or made mistakes and want a second chance.

*Our students are hardworking parents, single parents, caregivers, and providers for multi-generational homes. They often work multiple jobs and come to classes and tutoring sessions even when exhausted from long work days.

*Our students are adults with elementary school level academic skills wanting to be able to help their children with schoolwork, obtain a GED or acquire high school level skills.

*Our ESL students might have secondary degrees from other countries or might have no education at all. Both need to improve their English skills in order to find work. Our communities benefit greatly from the specialized skills these students bring to the work field.