I dropped out of high school junior year. It had to do a lot with gangs. I didn’t want to be a part of that.
I want my GED so I can make something of my life. I want to have a family and be able to support them. I already have a 7 month daughter, and I want her to have a proud daddy. I haven’t made some of the right choices in my life, but I am going to correct them, starting off with getting my GED.
My daughter, she is the biggest concern for me. I want her to have a good life.
Randy, 20, Gary, IN
Thanks for sharing your story. We love to hear how much of a real inspiration children can be to their parents. By getting your GED and pursuing a career, you can become a role model for your daughter, and encourage her to do great things with her life. Leading by example is the best way.
It’s a shame that problems like gangs become so much a part of our schools that people like you have to drop out. It puts you at a disadvantage in life, and it hurts society… because the better educated young people are, the better off society is as a whole. Well, congratulations on taking the first step for a better life! You don’t have to miss out on education just because of the bad environment your school had. The GED can provide a path to higher education or better jobs, no matter where you are in life.
All you need to do is make a commitment that you’re going to do it…for yourself, for your daughter, and for your dreams. Look into the books and study programs that are available, on the Internet and in your community. Make a study plan, and set aside study time every day. Reward yourself for progress…and stick with it. You can get your GED this year, and you can start improving your life right now. Be sure to come back to update us on your success!