Supporting my Family
Nicole from New York, GED Student
I was 16-years-old when I found out I was pregnant with my first child. He’s not yet 7-years-old. I was working at McDonald’s for minimum wage. When I was 17, I began 11th grade and realized how much my child needed me. Going to school all day, then working all night, I’d never see him. So I decided to quit school and support him the best I could.
A couple years later, I found out I was pregnant with my second child. Working at McDonald’s, I just wasn’t earning enough money to support my family. I applied to work a New York state job, which is located in my home town. I began working there, and it definitely helped alot. Then, a year after that, I found out I was pregnant with my third child. I decided that I needed a higher paying job. To do that, I needed a GED, especially with the rate of everything going up.
I need a better job, and to do better myself for my family and our long term future.