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American Sign Language for beginners – sign up by April 13

Classes offered through the Jayden M. Ross Faith Family Love Scholarship Foundation

LANSING, Ill. (April 8, 2024) – The Jayden M. Ross Faith Family Love Scholarship Foundation is offering free American Sign Language classes for beginners. Classes will begin April 18, 2024.

The classes will take place weekly on Thursdays through May 23, and will run from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Lansing, 19058 Burnham Avenue.

Catrina Cantrell, founder of the foundation, said, “Thank you to Pastor Kyle at Our Saviour Lutheran Church for letting us utilize your church.”

Cantrell began the Jayden M. Ross Faith Family Love Scholarship Foundation after her 12-year-old son Jayden passed away following a lifelong battle with a congenital heart condition. Jayden also suffered from sensorineural hearing loss.

Those interested in the basic of ASL program are asked to respond to Catrina Cantrell by April 13 by calling 708-940-8261 or emailing [email protected].

More information about Cantrell and her son Jayden’s story can be found in the Local Voices submission linked below:

Josh Bootsma
Josh Bootsma
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