Sherri from Valdosta, GA – 41
I am so good at so many things. I love culinary arts, and I am determined to do what I’ve got to in order to go all the way! It’s time I do it because it bothers me that I don’t have a diploma. I dropped out in the 11th grade, but it’s been a long time, and things aren’t making since to me anymore. A lot has happen in my life since then, and I haven’t had any support at all from my family. I’ve had a head injury, and things are just a blur sometimes. I really need help with everything, because I feel like I’ll never understand the material on my own. I’m just trying to hold on. Continue reading
Alex from Newport Beach, CA – 17
I can’t sit in a high school class that moves incredibly slow for two hours. If I got my GED I could start community college and my career. The only problem is, I don’t know if I am eligible to take the GED or even go to community college. Any answers? I am 17 years old and my mom is behind me fully. I just need to know if I should stop going to school and start studying for the GED.
I hope to go to a community college for a year, then transfer to a university on the east coast and fulfill my dreams.
Here is a link to GED eligibility in the state of California: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/gd/gedeligible.asp Continue reading
Danielle from Detroit, MI – 20
What motivated me to get my GED was me wanting to continue my education and become more of what I am today. I never actually dropped out of school or stopped going for a certain amount of time. I just always missed a lot of days throughout my first three years of high school. After so many different schools, I just decided to go ahead and take the GED.
The number one person who has always encouraged me—even before deciding to take my GED—is my grandmother. She has always told me to never give up. I also have a wonderful, loving boyfriend who supports me, as well as friends and certain family members. Continue reading