Open Book - A Program of Focus Points Family Resource Center
Focus Points Family Resource Center
2501 E. 48th Avenue
The mission of Focus Points Family Resource Center is to help build better communities by strengthening families.
Open Book Literacy/Adult Basic Education (ABE)
Open Book is a program that focuses on adults with reading levels between 0 and 8.9. Beginning with basic reading skills, students advance through a series of classes to a full academic curriculum to prepare them for the GED. It is the goal of Open Book to provide all students with greater independence and self-sufficiency in their lives.
Open Book began as a small organization called Project Learn in the early 1990s and acquired its current name in 1995. In 2006, it became a program of Focus Points Family Resource Center. Since its inception, Open Book has grown tremendously. Initially, it focused only on literacy for very low-level readers and offered only individual services. In 2008, Open Book added pre-GED instruction into the curriculum for the High Intermediate 6 - 8.9 reading level.
Students are regularly tested using the TABE test. Those results are shared with the Colorado Department of Education. Open Book serves approximately 50 learners each 10-12 week term.