I have 7 kids. I live with one of my kids. I work 2, 3, maybe 4 days out of the week. My oldest girl, 19 years of age, passed away in dec 23, of 07 . Other than that, I am in the house.
I left school because I had a baby. Didn’t have no one to watch the baby, no one wanted to help me.
Well, I see it like this. You really can’t do nothing with out your GED, right, so I’m not doing anything right now and also so need things like insurance…mid-care…a good paying job…therefore that GED would come in handy. I want to become a computer engineer. My dream is getting my GED.
I’m asking for help.
Stacie Scott, 36, Newark, NJ
Thanks for sharing your story… A lot of women who want their GED dropped out of high school because they had to care for their families. And that’s an important task… but there’s no reason you should miss out on the better jobs that a GED offers you, just because you have children. In fact, having children makes it more important to be able to find a better job.
Most people don’t know where to start to get a GED. The best advice I can give you is find out more about the official GED test. Find out where a GED test center is near your house, and contact local high schools and community colleges to find out about study programs in your area. And go to The GED Academy website to find out more about the test and our online study program. Another great resource is the ACE website… that’s the American Council on Education, who makes the GED test. You’ll need to find out what skills you need to learn, and what study program will work for you.
The most important thing is to make a commitment. Decide that you ARE getting your GED, and you’re starting now. Then, choose a program that will help you get there… whether it’s a book, an adult ed class, an online study program… whatever you need. Get your family and friends to help if you can, and set aside an hour every day to study. You’ll be surprised how fast you can get to your GED, with just an hour of studying each day.
You can get that GED.