T’Yanna – 19
My motivation for getting my GED came when I had my daughter at 18. Before having my daughter, I was a high school drop out and working a dead end job at McDonald’s. That’s not the future I wanted for me and my daughter, so I knew it was time to stop procrastinating and do what’s best for me and my child.
My Mom and Great-Grandmother where the ones to help me the most. My Grandmother would always tell me that she wanted me to go further in life and get my education because she didn’t have a chance to get her’s. I watched my mother struggle to raise me and my two sisters with no help. I used to tell my mother all the time that I wanted to be like her when I grow up and she would always say, “Don’t be like me T’Yanna. Be better than me.” Continue reading
Samantha from Mississippi – 19
I have a six month old daughter. My family helps me with my baby and motivates me, but I have problems with math and science. I need my GED so I can have a good future. Continue reading
The most important goal I would like to achieve in the next few years would be to become a LPN and go to work in the health care field. I plan on achieving this goal by obtaining my GED, getting into an LPN program, and studying real hard to pass the national exam.
First I must pass the GED exam. This will allow me to obtain admission to a community college or vocational school. You must have either a high school diploma or a GED to get into the LPN program. Not to mention that passing the GED will give me the confidence, self esteem, and courage I will need to complete my goal.
Second, after I have my GED and have been accepted into the LPN program, studying hard will be a must. The courses for the LPN program are intensive and include the study of anatomy, physiology, psychology, nutrition, obstetrics, pediatrics, biology, chemistry, medical equipment, and first aide. Continue reading