Joshua from Missouri – 17
What motivated me to get my GED was my little sister. After I dropped out, she kept asking questions like, “Why aren’t you going to school anymore?” and “Is it okay for me not to go to school?”
I also inspired myself. After many years of living wrong and doing everything halfway and sloppy, I finally decided that’s enough. I wanted to get my life on track. My father was my go-to person for questions and support to keep moving forward towards my goal. Continue reading
Patrice from Kansas City, MO – 31
I dropped out of school in the 9th grade for many reasons. Mostly because no one in my family cared about my education or me. So why should I? Then I realized that nobody should care about my education more then me!! I decided to go to job corps and get away from all. Since it was my education, then it should be my focus, and to do that nothing or no one should stand in my way.
I have been motivated with my own perseverance, against all the odds. My family pushed me to want to do more because they didn’t do enough. Continue reading
Rashelle from Ballwin, MO – 24
I worked in fast food after I graduated from high school in my country. I want to get the GED to get a better job. I’ve always wanted to be a chef in a nice restaurant or on cruise ship. I’d also like to work in a hotel as a restaurant manager.
My friends have been helpful. They explained a lot of things to me, and also told me to go to an adult literacy or ESL class. My biggest problem is that I’m making minimum wage. I want to solve this by getting my GED. After that, it’s my dream to have a better paying job and be able to get U.S. citizenship. Continue reading
City and State: Carthage, MO
What motivated you to get your GED degree? I wasn’t able to continue school when I got pregnant with my son. I want to finish my education to help support my family, to be all that I can be for my son, and to live up to my potential.
How have your friends and family helped you? I had doubts that my I could pass the GED. I thought I was stupid and would fail horribly. But my family encouraged me and believed in me until I was ready to take the first step towards getting my GED.
What problems have you faced? It is sometimes difficult to study and take care of my son at the same time.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED degree? I want to complete this stage of my life, focus on my family, and look into getting a part time job that involves children. Continue reading
City and State: Jackson, MS
What motivated you to get your GED? My kids and not being able to help them with some of there homework. It’s hard to get a good job; plus I want the best for my kids, and it starts with me first.
How have your friends and family helped you? I wake up and hear my kids say that mom going back to school.
What problems have you faced? I didnt think I had time, but where there’s a will there’s a way. I have kept faith and God in my life.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED? I always wanted to be a nurse. It’s my dream.
You’re right, where there’s a will there’s a way. Having faith that you can finish is a big part of being able to do it. Just keep it up, and you’ll have your GED in no time!
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City and State: Canton, MS
What motivated you to get your GED? I want to start school and try to get a good paying job, so I can take care of my children.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED? I want to start school for nursing and work at UMC with the babies.
Do you have more to your story? I am 20 year-old single parent. I just want to do better, so my kids’ future can be brighter.
It sounds like your children are already very fortunate to have a mother who cares so much about them. If you keep your eyes on the goal and study every day, we’re sure you can achieve your goals. Good luck!
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City and State: flo/mo
What motivated you to get your GED? I am so sick of being in school, and the teachers I have make me feel stupid. No matter how much I study or how hard I try, I just cannot live up to their expectations. I am not failing anything. I am passing all my classes with rather high grades. One honor class is difficult but I am not the only one struggling. I know I will have to wait a little more but that’s why I am beginning the preparations now. I just want to get my life started because I feel like I am falling behind. Continue reading
City and State: Kansas City, Missouri
What motivated you to get your GED? Well, what motivated me to get my GED is people, because I see people always talking about it and always making me think about it because it seems to me like if they were to be talking about me, let’s say I feel like a nobody and I don’t want to be that person. I want to be the person people look up to. I want to be known as a SUCCESSFUL person. Continue reading
City and State: Florissant, MO
What motivated you to get your GED? I’m shy and my life is on pause, I believe that I can do it. My spirits and heart says it. My life is boring and I need a chance to become an outcome to myself and this world. Continue reading
I went to a private christian school in Missouri called Heartland Christian Academy for the last three years of high school. I was behind from being in public school and so I worked extra hard to get caught up. I studied 5-8 hours every night and on holidays and weekends for those 3 years and I managed to get A’s and B’s on my report cards. I graduated in May of 2000. I did not plan for college right away but went into the military. About a year ago I finally decided what I wanted to go to college for and took my first two classes. About a week from the end of the courses I found out that I would be kicked out of college at the end of the semester because my high school was not accredited and therefore my diploma was not worth the paper it was printed on. Needless to say I made an A in both college classes but was not able to keep the college credit and now I have to get my GED. Continue reading