Karenisha from Greenville, MS - 26
Well, as I was reading some of these stories, I felt like some of the people in them. As a mother, I wanted to be a motivation to my four little girls. I am 26-years-old, and I dropped out of school in the 12th grade. I don’t want them to do that. I want them to do more than what I did. I tell them everyday to go to school and do their work. I just feel like now it’s time for me to do something with my life. I am getting too old to have nothing behind my name. Not even a high school or GED diploma. Continue reading
Ashanta from New Orleans, LA – 17
I was motivated to get my GED when I realized I getting kicked out of school my senior year. I didn’t want to let that stop me. I kept on going in order to show people not to give up. My family inspired me, but some of my friends thought it wasn’t a good idea.
I faced alot of problems: crying, headaches, stress. I solve my problems by giving them to God. In the future, I will be going to college getting me life moving forward. Continue reading
Randy from Muncie, IN – 17
I dropped out of school my first semester of my sophomore year, because I didn’t have the right amount of credits i should have. My mom thought it would be a good idea for me to try the GED. I don’t have very much family support, but some of the stories I read concerning other people and the GED really gave me motivation to keep going.
The biggest problem I have had in the past is always going in and out of detention and doc once, but I turn 18 in February so… Continue reading
Marie – 27
I realized living with my mother won’t last forever. It scares me that someday something might happen to her, and I won’t be able to get by on my own. To realize you have no friends and no life is scary, and it is even scarier to realize someday you will face this world alone and unprepared.
My family is not supportive, to put it simply. My family is very abusive and dysfunctional. I have no friends at all! Not even one because of 17 years of my life struggling with agorphobia.
I have disabilities: major depression, anxiety, agoraphobia and PTSD from years of abuse in my family. I am not sure I will ever get over these issues, but I do know in order to try I have to do something to better my future. Continue reading
Futurgirl from Hammond, IN – 20
I would like to get a higher education from college and to have a good career. My family has helped me a lot by motivating me. My dad has helped me with math. My biggest problem though has been language. English is not my first language, so I spent more time translating new words than studying.
I have many goals after I take my GED. I will go to college and find a high paying job. Continue reading