Prison Won't Hold Me Back

What motivated you to get your GED? All of my trouble started in school, and if I ever want to get any education and start my career, I need to get my GED diploma. I know that if I put my mind on it I can do it. I’m not sure that high school is for me, and I have come to an understanding that I want to get my GED and go straight into college for sports management.

How have your friends and family helped you? I was the one that considered taking the GED test, and all of my friends and family are by my side and supporting me 100%. I really need them and they’re helping me through.

What problems have you faced? I have had a hard life. I’ve been in gang activities, and my family life wasn’t the best. I have been locked up since 2005, and I’ve been in training school for teenagers. I’ve been in bad relationships to the point I don’t believe in love no more, and a lot of that started in school. If I continue to go to school, then I won’t be getting my education.

What do you hope to achieve with your GED? My education and a successful life and a good career. I want to prove everyone that ever doubted me wrong.

I want to share this message with all of you: No matter how hard life is, you can always make it out safe and successful. No matter what, you can get your GED and go to college if you put your mind to it.


Kayla from Virginia, GED Student


Family | Obstacles | Self-Improvement