South Suburban Adult Basic Education
South Suburban Adult Basic Education (SSABE) was established in 1975 by the Community Education Departments of the South St. Paul, West St. Paul, and Inver Grove Heights School Districts. SSABE is part of a Minnesota statewide system that provides basic education for adults ages 16 and over. The mission of SSABE is to provide adults with educational opportunities to acquire and improve their literacy skills in order to become self-sufficient and participate effectively as productive workers, family members, and citizens. To that end, licensed teachers deliver small group and/or one-to-one instruction with the assistance of trained volunteer tutors. Over the past three program years, SSABE has served an average of 600 adult learners, the majority of whom are either preparing to take the GED test or are learning English as a Second Language.