By Scientology Media (Church of Scientology Tampa) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

By Scientology Media (Church of Scientology Tampa) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

New Applied Scholastics Community Learning Center utilizes Study Technology developed by L. Ron Hubbard.

Applied Scholastics International opened a new applied scholastics community learning center in Clearwater, Florida. The new model tutoring center was funded through contributions from the International Association of Scientologists (IAS). It seeks to use the Study Technology developed by L. Ron Hubbard.

Applied Scholastics International as a secular non-profit corporation that has for more than four decades been dedicated to the cause of making learning and literacy solutions available both locally and internationally through employment of L. Ron Hubbard’s findings in the field of education and particularly literacy. Hubbard noticed the lack of standards in the education system which had led to very high illiteracy levels. The inability to qualify for a job forced people into lives of crime, drugs and many other vices. He in turn developed the Study Technology on researching the specific factors determining success or failure of any study.

Applied Scholastics is supported by the Church of Scientology and Scientologists dedicated to raising worldwide educational standards. It recognizes the importance of equipping the future generation with quality education for a brighter tomorrow for all, which is their mission.

Currently in America, functionally illiterate juvenile offenders are 85% of the criminal court justice system. Two-thirds of youth incapable of reading above a 4th grade level will end up in prison or on welfare. The reality is 14% of Americans cannot read, that is roughly 32 million adults. The center is located in Pinellas County, where only 78% of students graduate.

Its opening was attended by over 1,000 people and featured speeches by various dignitaries and guest speakers such as Holly Haggerty, the Executive Director of the Community Learning Center, Schenique Harris, community activist and Detention Vice for the Pinellas County Sheriff, Judge Linda Babb of Florida’s 6th Judicial Circuit Court, and The Honorable George Cretekos, mayor of Clearwater. It was hosted by Pat Harney, the Director of Public Affairs, Clearwater Church of Scientology. They all expressed a common message of hope and excitement for the future of students who will go through the Center especially since it offered a chance to the downtrodden in the society, the illiterate children, and the poor families.

The Study Technology used seeks to allow one to successfully learn any subject aimed at helping them reach their specifically set life goals of what they want to be or do. Teachers use tools and techniques that increase students’ overall learning rates.

As one of eight humanitarian and social betterment facilities funded by the Church of Scientology in Clearwater, Florida to open in the last nine months, the center hopes to increase the literacy levels in Clearwater to create a brighter future for its residents.

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