Sample activities, refine skills, socialize and pursue interests in an enjoyable setting. From dance instruction to cooking classes to courses about starting a business to fitness classes to professional computer instruction to daycations ... Adult Enrichment has something for everyone! District 196 Adult Enrichment is a fee-supported program that offers over 175 affordable classes based on community interests and needs. For more information, email a Community Ed registrar or call 651-423-7920.
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Instructor of the Quarter
Jennifer Griffith has been a Community Education instructor over 14 years. She has taught a variety of crochet and other enrichment classes through District 196 Community Education. Jennifer is very crafty and enjoys sharing her hobbies with others. Jennifer also enjoys meeting and working with students and encourages creativity. Jennifer has shared that, "many students aren't sure whether they will be able to catch onto crocheting, and those same students, after the first week or two, are surprised to learn that it's easier than they thought. With just a little patience and practice, all students are able to learn the basics and make a really nice scarf or other easy projects. The more advanced class sharpens their skills and they can do so much more! It's so fun to be a part of this class and see my students gain a new sense of accomplishment and achievement. It is very rewarding for me to see this happen. Our classes are very personalized, the students get a few fun nights out, as they learn a lifelong skill."
Jennifer gets great reviews from her students, and the number one comment is that she is a very patient instructor. To her, the best compliment of all is when her Beginning Crochet students take the next crochet class from her and proudly state during introductions, "I learned to crochet from Jennifer in her beginning class, and I'm ready for more!"
Jennifer brings many examples, ideas and patterns to class. Her crocheted projects can be found on her Pinterest site, and she has won awards at the Dakota County Fair. Jennifer's past students have shared: “She is a good instructor, made me feel comfortable, learned a lot, teacher was encouraging and helpful, always wanted to know how to crochet and now I
how, really enjoyed this class and Jennifer.”
Click here to view Jennifer's fall 2013 class and watch for Crochet: Pattern Reading and More in the winter 2014 catalog.
Janis Stoven, Adult Enrichment Coordinator, 651-423-7925