Brandy from Toledo, OH
I was a very good student in school. I made it to the 12th grade before I dropped out. I did not want to quit going to school, but my dad got sick and was dying from cancer. I took care of him when his nurses couldn’t be there.
I want make a difference in my children’s lives. My parents watched my three children for me before while I went to my classes. I have three kids, and I really hope that by seeing their mom go through school, it will help encourage them to stay in school. Continue reading
Louise from Bothell, WA – 17
If I were still in school, I’d be finishing the 11th grade and entering my final year. I no longer want to feel stuck in the past while everyone I know is moving on to bigger and better things. I’ve only ever brought up getting my GED to my parents, and they have both been very supportive. They bought me prep books and will pay for any extra tutoring I will need. Continue reading
Moving on Up from Indianapolis, IN – 33
What motivated me to get my GED was when my son came home from school and wanted me to help him with his homework. I felt like I could not even help him with his 3rd grade work. My boyfriend is my biggest motivator. He owns his own business in trucking and he wants me to succeed like him, so I’m looking forward to taking my math test. I only need to retake math, and I’m one step away from attending nursing school. Continue reading
K – 35
I went from being an honor roll student in middle school to being a flat out failure in high school. School just didn’t interest me and for a couple of years I went from barely showing up to school to dropping out completely with a 10th grade education. That was a real disappointment for my family. They always saw the potential in me that I didn’t see in myself. Without a high school diploma, I just moved from one dead end job to another for over a decade. I wanted something more out of my life: more money, more interesting experiences, more challenges, and of course, a mark of some kind of achievement. A little something that I could be proud to have accomplished! In May of last year, my brother’s girlfriend told me that she was attending online college. With that, I knew that I could do it too! I immediately began to study for the GED, devouring any online and printed practice tests. My life, this past year, has been an educational whirlwind. I passed the GED test a year ago next month and am currently enrolled in online classes at my state university pursuing an MDS (Multi-Disciplinary Studies) degree with a 4.0 GPA. Continue reading
Amandolin from Marydel – 19
What motivated me to get my GED was my daughter. She is six months old, and I have nothing. It’s so hard to raise a baby without a career or help. Her father is not around, so I need to do everything I can to get her everything she deserves.
No one believes in me, so it makes me want to prove them wrong. I CAN DO THIS. Not just for me but for my daughter, Clair, too.
I hope to become a physical therapist. Then I can make good money for my daughter and myself. Continue reading
Sean from Las Cruces, NM – 45
I’m tired of losing people I love because of my education, and I’m tired of being left behind. I’ve pretty much struggled all my life with difficult, low paying jobs. I can’t take it anymore. Math is very hard. I don’t think I can even read a ruler that well. I really need to get my GED so I can have confidence in myself and encourage my son to stay in school. Continue reading