Salud from Florida – 46
I didn’t want my children to use me as an excuse to think it was ok not to get an education. They were 3 and 7 at the time.
My children were my inspiration and cheered me on every step of the way. They kept telling me I was the smartest person they knew.
I was born in Australia to Spanish immigrants. When I was 10 and in 6th grade, we moved to Spain. Unfortunately, by not speaking the language fluently, not knowing how to write in Spanish, and lack of classroom space, I was put in 3rd grade. After changing schools every year and a half, I found myself back in the 6th grade at age 13 and in a new school with only 2 months left of the school year. Continue reading
Faye from Florida – 55
It’s time for me to move on and do better. My friends and family keep telling me that I can do this, and whatever it takes, I will.
In the end, I just want a better life for myself. I’ll return and continue my story when I’m finished!
We look forward to hearing that story! Your confidence and determination will be your best tools for moving on and starting the next phase of your life. We’re here to help you along the way, so don’t hesitate in contacting us. Good luck on your new journey!
Rebeca from Florida
I want more for my life. I want to study what I love, so I can find a job doing what I love. To do that, you need a GED and a college degree. I’m very blessed to have my family and friends around to support and encourage me 100%.
I was never good in school or with tests. I struggled a lot with math and a little with reading. I’m in my 20s and was home schooled through middle & high school. I don’t feel like I learned much in school, because I struggled so much. However, right now I am doing the best I can to study by myself with a GED prep book and such, but… with some things I do get really stuck on and it’s incredibly frustrating! I read everywhere to practice, practice, practice, but it’s almost impossible to practice something you don’t understand. That’s where a tutor or supportive friend comes in I guess. But the thing with tutors is finding the right one you actually learn from. Continue reading
Kaitlyn from Apopka, FL - 17
I want to be someone, and make something of my life. I want to have a good paying job. My friends and family help by pushing me. They’ve never given up on me.
One day, I want to do something big. Then I can give my kids the sort of things I never got. Continue reading
Zioniah from Ft. Lauderdale, FL – 28
The main thing that motivated me to get my GED is thinking to myself, “Don’t give up. Keep on going.”
My family knows I am determined. They are the ones who inspire me to keep going, especially my parents, sister-in-law, Grandma Freeman, and my 2nd mom, Mom Tee, RIP. The one who inspires me the most is Jesus.
Jennifer from Davenport, FL – 34
I have not yet got my GED. I dropped out in the beginning of the 10th grade, because I had to help my dad with his memory problems after he shot himself. I would go to school, then cut cause I didn’t want to miss one second with my dad. Then I tried a GED school back in New York. I was going, but then there was a whole lot of gang members, so they closed down the school. After that I just kept taking care of my dad. Up to this day he’s still alive. However, now I have three kids of my own, and I can’t really help them with their homework. I always make sure they get that extra help in school, but I feel so bad that am not able to help them myself. Continue reading
Ashley from Florida – 20
My friends and family have helped me by showing what lies ahead. Similarly, I want a GED so that I can have a better future set a great example for my siblings.
I haven’t had very good job options, and I’ve been constantly laid off. After I get my GED, I want to be able to work with kids, so I’ll be going into early childhood education.
Good luck on your path to get your GED. We know that you can achieve your dreams!
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YoungBlackFemale from Florida – 19
I was 21 points from passing the FCAT Reading. After I graduated with a certificate, I was devastated. I thought I was going to be stuck working a low wage job, but after school was over, I signed up for the GED.
My mother motivated me. She understood what was going on. I had three close friends who supported me too, and my best friend was even in the same position. She inspired me. Continue reading
Rita from Milton, FL – 32
I wanted to enroll in college. My husband motivated me to further my career in interpreting. I just need my GED to attend college. I was born into a deaf family, so my first language was sign language. I have interpreted for my family all my life. I want my own business for interpreting for the deaf. I’d like to go back to school and receive my bachelor’s degree for this. Continue reading
City and State: Jacksonville
What motivated you to get your GED degree? Because I want to prove to my mom she was wrong about me, and also because I really want to go to college!
How have your friends and family helped you? No, but my teacher has!
What problems have you faced? I’ve been in foster care for four years. Before I got settled in my last home, I bounced around on the streets, going from friend’s house to friend’s house. I never had to go home because my mom was abusive and a bad drug head. I drank all the time and used beer to solve my problems and cover up my pain! Continue reading