You can’t even get a dishwasher’s job without that GED or a high school diploma. I am tired of not doing anything. I am just existing. I look at the world today, and that is motivation enough. Times are getting harder, and I am not getting any younger. Continue reading
Not having a diploma has always been a pain in my side, always feeling ashamed when the subject came up. When my daughter started school, I started volunteering in her class. I was later asked if I would be interested in working for the school and if so, they would like to hire me. I then realized that I would only qualify for the position if I had my GED.
My family has been wonderful! My husband has always believed that I could accomplish anything and my mom is paying for the Academy in view of her support. I want my daughter to be proud of me and to know that school is very important. Continue reading
What motivated me to get my GED is that I want to be a nurse. I wanted to go to college and become a nurse, but I knew that I needed my GED first.
My family doesn’t inspire me to move on. They just bring me down, but there is always one person who will motivate me, and that person is my husband. He tells me I can do it. That I’m better than I know, but I choose not to be. He also told me not to worry that I didn’t graduate, because he graduated and he is working in a factory. That it isn’t worth it. Continue reading
Carmelita from Detroit, MI – 15
Im 15 years old, and I went from being an A/B student to getting straight Fs. I let my social life take over my dreams of going to college and becoming the doctor I wanted to be. I haven’t lived with my mother since I was 11. I was always off with boys in the streets until I realized that doing all of those things wasn’t putting money in my pockets. It wasn’t going to feed me or help take care of my unborn child. I want a better life for me and my baby. I’ll be 16 in April. I dropped out of school this year. A 10th grade semester of classrooms filled with kids worse off than me, fighting and doing other things… These things aren’t helping me get the education I need. So in order for me to live a better and more successful life, I feel I need to get my GED. Continue reading