The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) through its Office of Adult Education (OAE) sponsors the annual Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education (EAGLE) Leadership Institute. This student recognition program is designed to create greater awareness of educational opportunities that are available in local communities across the state and to foster greater involvement in lifelong learning pursuits. The Leadership Institute recognizes and honors those students who have demonstrated superior achievement in adult education classes and programs.

Each Grantee will conduct a selection process resulting in one delegate to attend the state EAGLE Leadership Institute. Selection criteria will be consistent throughout the Grantee organizations. The Grantee delegate will be either a current student or a GED graduate. The current student may be enrolled in the Adult Basic Education (ABE) program, the Adult Secondary Education (ASE) program, the English as a Second Language (ESL) program, or enrolled in an English Literacy/Civics program. Since the objective is to select the best spokespersons for the adult education program, the selection process at the local Grantee program levels will be based primarily on the participant’s ability to (a) develop a written essay on a specified topic, (b) present a positive upbeat 3-5 minute speech about the benefits of adult education and (c) answer predetermined questions asked by a panel of judges.

The Grantee delegates will participate in the regional EAGLE competition. Two delegates will be selected from each of the four Adult Education regions. These eight semi-finalists will compete at the state EAGLE Leadership Institute.