Travis from Waco, TX – 40
I was 17 and wanted to join the Army in 1989 and go to college. My GED allowed me to do that and much more.
My probation counselors motived me as I was a trouble at-risk kid, assigned to a halfway house known as Youth Haven in Roanoke, Virginia.
My GED allowed me to serve 9 years in the Army, finish my Bachelors degree, Masters Degree and enroll in school for my Doctoral degree. Continue reading
Laporche from Houston, TX – 19
What finally made me realize that I need to get my GED is that I no longer want to be supported by others. That’s not helping me get a good education. Especially when the people who are close to you and brought you into this world are not supportive. I realize there’s a Man upstairs in heaven, and know that I’m a positive leader. I know I can make it with or without help.
Some of my family has been helpful, telling me which programs I should join. There’s also a few friends that support me and give me advice about my education goals. However, there is one person who stands out. My cousin is so close she’s practically my sister, and the best cousin I could have. Continue reading
Kiesha from Dallas, TX – 36
You can’t even get a dishwasher’s job without that GED or a high school diploma. I am tired of not doing anything. I am just existing. I look at the world today, and that is motivation enough. Times are getting harder, and I am not getting any younger. Continue reading
JJ from Dallas, TX – 24
I decided that I needed to get my GED because I have a daughter on the way. I’ve always been a procrastinator. I couldn’t do it for myself, but I found the strength to do it for my unborn daughter.
I was really inspired by my mother. I know it sounds cliche, but I wanted a better career. I know I can become anything if I put my mind to it. And now, thanks to passged.com, I passed my GED. It’s definitely a breath of fresh air and a huge monkey off my back! Continue reading
Denise from Shafter
I want to be an inspiration to my children. I’ve gone through and overcome so many trials. I know that, with God, anything is possible. If I can overcome addiction, then this GED test should be nothing in comparison. My friends and family tell me to go for it. In the past, I’ve had to deal with drug addiction. I went through an outpatient program, and stayed close to God’s word to overcome it. In the future, I hope to get a degree and become a dental assistant. Continue reading
City and State: Laredo, TX
What motivated you to get your GED degree? I realized when I became a mom at the age of 18 and dropped out of school three months before graduation. I told myself that it’s time for me to make a better future for my family and me.
How have your friends and family helped you? My family has helped me to make better choices. They are counting on me to get my GED, so I can become what I want to be.
What problems have you faced? I really need help with math and social studies. I just don’t know how people say history is easy. To me it’s difficult. Continue reading
City and State: Crystal City, TX
What motivated you to get your GED degree? I need someone to help me one on one, because I want a better life for myself.
How have your friends and family helped you? Yes, and I thank them a lot.
What problems have you faced? Dropping out of school.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED degree? I want to go to college and study so I can help kids in need and find a job. Continue reading
City and State: Fort Worth, TX
What motivated you to get your GED degree? When I had my son, that woke me up. I want to be able to give him what I didn’t have growing up.
How have your friends and family helped you? My cousin is my age, and she was in tha same situation. She went out and got her GED diploma.
What problems have you faced? No money and not being able to provide for my son!
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED degree? Being able to have a career instead of just a job; which is two different things!
Do you have more to your story? I grew up with no money, and I dont want to spend the rest of my life depending on other people! Continue reading
City and State: Canutillo, TX
What motivated you to get your GED degree? I’ve been married for five years, and have two boys. One is four, and the other is one. My oldest wants to go to school. He always asks me if I finished school, and I never answer his question. I don’t want him to have the same fate as me.
How have your friends and family helped you? My mother and grandmother are always inspiring me. They tell me that getting my degree or finishing school will get me somewhere better than where I am now.
What problems have you faced? I faced a lot of problems, like not having a job and not having enough money to get everything my kids need. I won’t be able to solve these problems either until I get my GED. Continue reading
City and State: Webster, Texas
What motivated you to get your GED? To better my life and to increase my chances in a good career.
The GED is the first step. Study hard, and you can do it! Good luck!
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