Louise from Bothell, WA – 17
If I were still in school, I’d be finishing the 11th grade and entering my final year. I no longer want to feel stuck in the past while everyone I know is moving on to bigger and better things. I’ve only ever brought up getting my GED to my parents, and they have both been very supportive. They bought me prep books and will pay for any extra tutoring I will need. Continue reading
Narinder from Othello, WA – 28
I just want to have a better future, so I’m currently working on getting my GED at BBCC. My dream is to become a nurse.
My English is not strong, and I’m taking an ESL class. I’m also taking a GED class, and need help with the English in it. Continue reading
I am 22 years old, the third of eight kids, and I grew up on my Dads farm in Ohio. The four of us older kids were nicely spaced out: 3-4 years apart. I was three when my mom started to homeschool. It was not easy for her, she was the youngest of 3, and my dad was the middle of 3 kids. I loved the outdoors, and every chance I got I was out helping my dad on the farm. I was small for my age and always looking for ways to grow up faster. School came easy for me, but I never felt a real need for it as i always had so much to do. I mean why would I want to sit in my mom’s classroom, crunching numbers, when I could be out getting big like dad? By the age of 12, I was working a full-time job as well as working 40-50 hours on my dad’s farm. Continue reading
City and State: Bonney Lake, WA
What motivated you to get your GED? Well, I have been to six high schools in the past two years, and I’m really behind on my credits. I feel really overwhelmed with the thought of not making something out of myself in my later years. I really think getting a GED will open a lot more doors for me to support myself.
How have your friends and family helped you? My family isn’t very put together, so I can’t say they’ve done much to help. However, that’s just another reason to do something for myself so that one day, I can support my own family and make the best of what I’ve got.
What problems have you faced? Problems I’ve faced have been things like my parents financially struggling, getting evicted, and their divorce. I want so badly to not struggle the way my parents do. I know everyone has hardships, but I want to know that I did something to make my troubles a little less harsh. I think by getting my GED, I have a better shot at achieving that goal. Continue reading
City and State: Pacific, Washington
What motivated you to get your GED? The thing that has motivated me to get my GED are my three kids. They are my life, and I want to give them a better life then I had.
How have your friends and family helped you? My friends and family are helping me though this. They motivate me to finish my GED. They are very helpful.
What problems have you faced? I had just one job related problem; looking for a job and going to school is hard, but I am trying to do my best.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED? I want to finish my GED, get a great paying job, and make a good life for me and my kids.
Do you have more to your story? I am willing to suffer in order to give my kids a better life. Continue reading
City and State: Vancouver, Washington
What motivated you to get your GED? I lived in Portland, Oregon where I was working on getting it 3 years ago. At that point and time I had two children and things became very difficult for me because I was pregnant again and moving to Vancouver, Washington. I was almost finished with my GED until I moved. However, my situation is a lot different now, and my children are with CPS but will be home soon. I wanted to see if I can get my GED now while I have the spare time so that I’m not just sitting on my hands you know. Plus it will benefit me in the end, when my kids return to me. I can find a decent and better job. Continue reading
City and State: Renton, WA
I would like to take a GED diploma because I want to go to college, and they told me you have to have either high school or GED to start at the college. This is why I need to get a GED. Continue reading