Krissy from Louisiana
Getting the job that I want would require a college degree, and I’m so passionate about my dreams and goals that I knew I had to get on the right path. My friends and I have talked about retirement at an early age, and I want to retire by the time I’m 50. My friends are already established in college, so it was a wake up call for me. Not being able to get my dream job because of a lack of education was huge for me; I knew I had to do something about it. And I am doing something about it.
Krissy from Louisiana – 26
I want more in life. I don’t want it to pass my by when I have a chance now. I plan to retire in my 50s.
I have friends who encourage me to be all I can. I have to take crap from a low paying job, because I don’t have a higher education to advance me. My hopes are to finally be at a place in my life where I can enjoy what I do and what I’ve done.
The GED Academy is excellent. I’m enjoying my learning. I’m learning things I never knew. I rate this program #1. It really does work! Continue reading
Alexandra from Eunice, LA – 21
I need my GED because I need a better job. I had to drop out of high school, but I want to go to college to make my mother happy. I want to be a nurse, and I want a better life with my GED.
My family and friends have always loved me. They always keep me happy. They told me to shoot for my goals no matter how long it takes.
I should have stayed in school. I had thought school wasn’t for me, but I now I have to do this for myself. I want to be happy. 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
City and State: New Orleans, LA
What motivated you to get your GED degree? I am tired of being on disability after hurting my back working construction. I need training in a different field of work .
How have your friends and family helped you? No, they have graduated high school and still ask me how to spell words.
What problems have you faced? I was never really good at advanced math or the structure of the English language. I should have taken my GED while i was in the army. I had to get a 80% or higher on ASVAB to join. I have forgotten to much of what I learned to pass the GED. I took the test five years ago and failed the English and math parts. They sent me to classes but they were a joke in New Orleans. I quit after two months. Continue reading
City and State: Baton Rouge, LA
The reason I want my GED is because I’m in 8th grade, and that’s bad, and I need a good job. My family and friends help me, and they were all saying the same thing, to go get my GED. I have problem in math and social studies, reading and writing. I hope to pass the GED. Continue reading
City and State: Haughton, Louisiana
What motivated you to get your GED? Court.
How have your friends and family helped you? They’re doing it.
What problems have you faced? I don’t know, have not yet tried to get the GED.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED? Learn more and become a cop.
You’re just starting out… and this is the hardest time on the way to your GED. You know that you want something better in your life, but you’re not sure exactly how to get there. It’s hard to start something new. A lot of people can’t take that first step. The most important thing is to make a commitment. Get focused on what the GED means to you: better skills, better job opportunities, a better future. You have the ability to make enormous, positive changes in your life. How do you get started? Make a commitment, to yourself, your family, and your life. This is something you want, so make it your priority. Find out what’s on the tests. Contact a local testing center. Start studying! You can get your GED, and we want to help. But you’re the one responsible for making it happen. So get started!
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City and State: Hammond, LA
What motivated you to get your GED? To show my family that I can do this.
How have your friends and family helped you? They keep saying to Mama, you can do this!
What problems have you faced? I am going to need help with math.
My GED would be a dream come true.
Name:Â Â Â Â Sammie
Age: Â Â Â 27
City and State: Â Â Â Shreveport
Well, I was getting into fights and not taking care of my younger brother and sisters and I would have to help mom feed, get them ready, and try to make it to school, but I was a tired brother to do that, so I dropped out and never looked back. Now that I see that my younger brother and sister is out of school and they are tellin me too go back and finish, I don’t have the time. I got kids and I don’t want them to see that school ain’t important cause it is. I just want a betta life and career and more money, so that’s why I’m on here today. Continue reading