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Student Spotlight: Matthew

  • Joanna
  • January 12, 2022

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Matthew is the first to admit that he struggled to stay motivated when he was attending school. Combined with a heavy course load, he just couldn’t keep himself interested.

One of his teachers recommended he look into Graduation Alliance to help him finish out his senior year. And now, he’s a high school graduate!

“The two classes per month thing kind of made it easier to see the end goal,” Matthew said. “And my Local Advocate kept me going.”

Instead of taking five classes for an entire semester or school year, Graduation Alliance allowed Matthew to work through courses at a faster pace and stay on track to graduation.

Now that he has his diploma, Matthew is going to start looking for his first job while he plans his next steps.

“I’m still thinking about college, but my long-term goal is to get into programming,” Matthew said.

Matthew understands that other students may have similar struggles to him and offered some great advice.

“Just keep pushing forward and don’t delay on your work,” Matthew said.