City and State: Massena, NY
What motivated you to get your GED degree? I want to pass the GED test. It will help me to have a brighter future.
How have your friends and family helped you? My friend helped me. He told me that studying for, and passing the GED, is what’s best. It will help my future.
What problems have you faced? I didn’t go to school, because I have a problem with money. So, I’m studying online in order to get my GED.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED degree? I hope to pass the GED test so I can move on with my life. Continue reading
City and State: Wooster, Ohio
What motivated you to get your GED degree? My son, who is about two-years-old, is about to start school. I know he will need help, and I want to be able to help my son.
How have your friends and family helped you? The only one was my dad, but he passed away in ’08, when I tried to get my GED for the first time. So, I want to do this for him and my son.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED degree? I want to be able to help my son with his schooling, and I want to show my dad that I did it, even though he’s not here anymore. He can still see me, and I want to better my life with a good paying job.
Your son is still very young, so don’t feel rushed. Take your time, get enrolled in a good GED prep program, and you’ll have your GED before you know it! Good luck!
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City and State: California
What motivated you to get your GED degree? I dropped out of high school at a young age, and now I’m trying to get into college. Getting a GED will help me to have a future.
How have your friends and family helped you? They thought it was a great idea that I wanted to do something with my life, and not wait until it was too late.
What problems have you faced? I faced feeling like the stupid one all the time. I didn’t understand school when I went, so I just turned to the streets and got myself into trouble all the time. I went down the wrong road.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED degree? Getting my GED will show everyone that I’m not a screw up, and that I made it on my own two feet. I want to go to college so that one day, when I have kids, they will look up to me. So I can take better care of them. I want to work at Sea World, or became a teacher, but any career that pays good money I’m down for.
Do you have more to your story? I’ve just got to say that if I can make it, anyone can. Continue reading
What motivated you to get your GED degree? I work seven days a week to make ends meet. I’m just sick of the day in and day out grind. I’m a certified nurse’s aide, and I love my job, but I need to do this for myself.
How have your friends and family helped you? My boyfriend; he’s so smart, and he’s in college now trying to become an accountant. He gives me confidence to do this. He doesn’t even know that I didn’t graduate.
What problems have you faced? I really need help with my math. To be honest, that’s what kept me from getting my degree in the first place.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED degree? I want to become a nurse. I’ve always wanted to help people, and be a positive role model for all women in the same situation as I am. I was afraid for a long time—I still am—but I know that I’m only hindering myself from my dreams. Continue reading
Name: Lil J
City and State: Georgia
What motivated you to get your GED degree? First and foremost I didn’t drop out of High School. I finished H.S. I was a smart student. However, I had one problem. I have low vision, which was something that happen to me after birth. I died as a baby, and was bright back to life. I had to be placed on very high levels of pure oxygen, and I receive too much oxygen, which damaged my eyes and cause me to have low vision. I have no field of vision in my right eye. I have 20/60 vision in my left. And if that weren’t enough, I’m also nearsighted and farsighted. To make a long story short, as a resort of my vision, I wasn’t able to clearly see my school work, and was put into some special ed classes to get one on one help with some subjects like math and science. I also had regular classes as well. I did have a vision teacher in elementary school, Jr. High & High School who followed me around in a few classes, in case I needed help with reading out of my text books or copying notes off the black board. Continue reading