Sylvia Beiler was born and raised in the Amish community for the first 20 years of her life and attended formal schooling only until 8th grade. She dreamed of going to college as a teenager, but never imagined it would be possible.
She is currently a sophomore at Messiah College studying International Business.
“The Perry County Literacy Council helped me get my GED and then with my first steps in pursuing higher education. The people are very helpful and always encouraging. I have since gone on to college and I am learning so much! Not only am I learning about the subjects in my major, but many things that apply to everyday life.”