Family Values Resource Institute • Literacy Program and Adult Education

Scotlandville Adult Learning Center

Welcome to the Scotlandville Adult Learning Center

The Scotlandville Adult Learning Center (SALC) is a program that assists adults who have not graduated from high school in obtaining their GED. Our teacher is an adult education teacher through the East Baton Rouge Parish School System. Please look around our website to see if our program and organization could be a fit for you as you consider earning your GED.

What is your organization's history?

Anybody who comes to our facility will quickly realize that we are more than an adult education program. The history of the facility goes back to 1991, when Charles and Barbara Thomas decided to help women in the North Baton Rouge area who faced the difficult decisions that come from an unplanned pregnancy. The organization was called North Baton Rouge Women's Help Center (NBRWHC). Starting with a 24-hour crisis hotline and then a newsletter, the organization opened at its current location in 1995. As NBRWHC assisted its clients with pregnancy counseling and prenatal testing, its staff recognized that many of the clients had needs beyond those of pregnancy. Consequently, the North Baton Rouge Women's Help Center in 1995 incorporated Family Values Resources Institute, Inc. (FVRI), which eventually came to include the Scotlandville Adult Learning Center. In 2005 the NBRWHC and FVRI formally merged, and everything came under Family Values Resource Institute, Inc. It is for this reason that you will see "FVRI" at the top of all of this website's pages. Today, many people, including men, women, older teenagers and adults, are working towards and completing their GED at our facility. Perhaps you could be among our graduates one day!