Kicked Out of School

What motivated you to get your GED? Getting kicked out of school really woke me up. I realized that getting an education is the best thing for me to do so that I can support my brother, sister, and grandma. We’re the only people we have for each other. I didn’t think about that when I had the chance to go to school for free or get into a good college. But I’m going to get my GED and try my best to do what I need to in order to go to school.

How have your friends and family helped you? My family have been the only ones to motivate me to do anything. I try to stay away from the people and things that have led me in the wrong direction before.

What problems have you faced? Just going to school everyday and having to listen to teachers was a problem. Adult Education classes are a better environment for me to learn in.

What do you hope to gain from getting your GED? I hope to gain a better chance to do what I want in life. I’d like to get my business degree and open a t-shirt company.


Kelsey from Hawaii, GED Student


Family | Obstacles