Pedro from Waukegan, IL – 62
I lost my job ten months ago. Now I ‘m trying to get my own business by putting a daycare in my home. That is why I need my G.E.D. Diploma. I never had the opportunity to go to school. When I was a kid, my childhood was working at the fields with my dad. My three sons have good jobs and earn a lot money. I thought that if they could get their high school diploma, I could too. Why not?
The problems I have faced is that it’s hard to work and attend school at the same time. It is impossible to learn anything when a person is tired. I mostly need help algebra now. I don’t get it.
I hope to be able to handle my own business in my own home. I want to run a daycare. I like to work with kids. I would like to share my knowledge with those who need to know how to write and read in Spanish. Continue reading
City and State: Round Lake Beach, IL
What motivated you to get your GED degree? When I got kicked out of my family’s house and lost my kids.
How have your friends and family helped you? They tell me that I need to get my things together to get my kids.
What problems have you faced? Living out on the streets and moving from place to place.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED degree? Getting a good job, having my own place so that I don’t have to live off of other people, and to get my kids back. Continue reading
Name: Mary Jo
City and State: Springfield, Illinois
I hope I can get my GED test so I can have a job, work at a spa, working with hair, and make lots of money for my family, have fun, eat out, and buy kids clothes and toys. Continue reading
City and State: Frankfort, Il
I noticed I’m going to be in a dead end job forever if I don’t do something, and I want to make something of my life. Continue reading
Name:Â Â Â Â Shanell
Age: Â Â Â 17
City and State: Â Â Â Chicago
Hi, my name is Shanell, and I was enrolled in an alternative high school called Prologue and I was supposed to graduate in 2009, but since the credit score has changed it’s going to take a another year to graduate. Continue reading
I have 2 children, I want to have better job for my self. I left because those days I was crazy too much, I got pregnant and I didn’t like too much school. I want to be someone in this life. I like to be in the computer, iÂ like to learn, I want to do something technical. Do they have teachers can help with my grammar? Continue reading
My name is Gail. My story is it seems like every job I get I seem to lose it because of not knowing as much as others. I work hard in every thing I do. People come with a degree, they will keep them, and I will be the first to go. It has made me sad for a long time job after the job. It does not matter how hard I work, I will always be first to go. Continue reading
I felt like school wasn’t for me. Like every one else, I was so good in 6 thru 8th grade. when I got to 9th I was still good. That’s when everything fell apart when we came back from winter break. I started skipping class with my brother’s girlfriend, even with my brother. At one point I loved school. I didn’t want to miss one day. I started to hang out with the wrong crew. My family always said that can happen. That if you hang out with the wrong people that can really mess you up. I wasn’t really listening to them. I was thinking like, that can ‘t never happen to me. Trust me, it can. I was 16 years old when I had my baby. I love that she is her. I just been thru so much stuff with my mother about my baby. My mother even beat me. She treat me like I’m not her child. Continue reading
I study every day. I am thinking that the GED is very hard, but my friend that took the GED before said it’s not that hard. I don’t believe them, so is the GED test hard or not? Continue reading