Making My Mom Proud
Juanita from New Jersey, GED Student
What motivated you to get your GED degree? My motivation came from within me, but mainly from looking at my two kids. I want a better life for them. A life full of success and no stress.
How have your friends and family helped you? Well, my mom passed when I was twelve, so my sisters, brothers, and most importantly my grandma have become my support system.
What problems have you faced? Lack of good jobs, or can't get a job at all. I can’t further my career or goals. Without a GED, I shorten my education level.
What do you hope to gain from getting your GED degree? Getting my GED certificate. I would gain back hope, a career, more education. I would be making my mom proud (rest in peace), my grandma, sisters, brothers, and most importantly myself!
Do you have more to your story? Most people without a diploma or GED give up. They feel like life is over, or they settle for less or only what they have already. Life can get better. They feel like a failure. I know I did, but I learned it’s never to late. You can make it through the hard times. I know I will and I can. Everybody always told me, “Girl you better get your diploma,” but never told me how to get my GED diploma. Now I finally figured it out. Thank You!