My Daughter Deserves More

What motivated you to get your GED? I had to end high school only having a 10th grade education due to mental health problems. I got pregnant a year after that and was unable to attend school. My daughter is 8 months old, and she deserves more from me than what I’ve settled for. She changed my life. She made me believe in myself, and now I need to give her more. I want to believe in myself as much as she does. This is why I want to earn my GED diploma.

How have your friends and family helped you? I don’t have many friends or family. I was in foster care, but my boyfriend believes in me and my daughter, and really that’s all I need except to believe in myself. I’ve been trying so hard but have not reached any result. Now I feel it’s time for me to believe in myself as much as they do.

What problems have you faced? I don’t drive. I’m on a government income so transportation and financial are major problems.

What do you hope to achieve with your GED? After I get my GED, I want to go to culinary school and open up my own restaurant. I want a better life for me and my family.


Shannon from Pennsylvania, GED Student


Obstacles | Returning Student | Family