Sound Learning is a non-profit organization located in Shelton, Washington dedicated to providing alternative, adult education opportunities to help students gain self-sufficiency, improve literacy, and develop the essential skills needed to succeed in today's world.
We offer small classes, one-on-one and distance learning. Thanks to our dedicated, trained volunteers we are able to offer many pathways to meet the needs of our students.
We serve adults in Mason and Thurston Counties.
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A journey begins with just one step forward.
We make journeys throughout our lives. Some are short and others seem never-ending. Some journeys are never taken because they seem impossible to finish.
Do you know someone who needs to start their journey down the path to improving their lives through basic education?
We can help! If you know someone that wants to
improve their skills in English, math, reading, writing or needs a GED or High School Diploma, we can help them make that happen!
What's more important YOU can help them by introducing them to Sound Learning! Share this website with them, give them our phone number, or bring them to our office.
The first step is to meet with us and get enrolled in classes at Sound Learning. Students can start at ANY time. We provide services in Shelton and Thurston County.
Contact our office to schedule an introduction interview. 360-426-9733 or send an email to us by clicking the pencil.
It's never too late to get started! You can help yourself or someone you care about!
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Check out our videos!
Thanks to the masterful efforts of volunteer, Joel Schroedel and his Key Grip, Marcy Schroedel, we have two great videos about Sound Learning.
#1 Tells our story
#2 Thoughts from volunteers.
Click the video icons below to see these great videos on YouTube.
#1 Our Story
Click here to go to our volunteer application.
Get a job, keep a job, get a better job!
Do you want to make a difference but aren't sure how to go about it? Become a volunteer for Sound Learning and see how you can help improve lives, support your Community, meet new people and share your experience and knowledge with others.
We currently have a need for the following volunteer positions:
Children's Activity Program
Thurston Program Assistant
To learn more about these positions, click here or select the Volunteer tab at the top of this page.
Sound Learning is celebrating twenty-six years as a non-profit organization that helps adults improve their basic skills, acquire a high school diploma or GED and develop English language skills.
In today's world, literacy refers to the ability to read, write, and speak in English, solve basic math problems, use technology effectively, navigate community systems, and manage personal finances to function and succeed on the job, in the family, and in society.
Studies show that adults with low levels of literacy have the hardest time getting a job and often are the first to lose a job. More than 20% of adults in the United States read at or below a fifth grade level which is far below the level needed to earn a family living wage.
The entire community benefits when literacy rates are high. A literate society creates a prepared workforce, better job opportunities, supports a strong commitment to children's success in school, and reduces reliance on public services.
For More Information or to Apply:
If you're interested in volunteering for us please give us a call at (360) 426-9733 or stop by our office at 133 W. Railroad Ave in Shelton. A volunteer application and general volunteer information can be found on our volunteer page or just click
Adult Education/GED/ HS21+
Small classes are provided at the Sound Learning Center and are taught by instructors with the help of trained community volunteers.
Our classes provide the opportunity for learners to enhance academic skills (such as reading, writing, and math), digital literacy, and problem solving skills while preparing for the GED exam or completing the High School 21 Diploma program.
Accessible classes include flexibility in scheduling and individualized learning plans to meet the needs of participants.
133 W Railroad Ave
PO Box 2529
Shelton WA 98584
English for Speakers of Other Languages
Facilitated by Sound Learning instructors in collaboration with trained community volunteers, this small group tutoring model emphasizes English conversation, reading, and writing skills, while focusing on issues of importance to language learners such as: health care, employment, emergencies, immigration, and housing.
Instruction is offered at CHOICE High School in Shelton during evening hours, four nights a week. One-on-one and small group tutoring options are also available in Thurston County and in Mason County on a limited basis.