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‘My academic coach would be the first person I would call’

  • matthew laplante
  • June 25, 2019

Benjamin knew more doors would open to him with a high school diploma. But with a requirement to spend six hours per day at a place he didn’t want to be, he knew the traditional high school setting wasn’t for him. “It was a struggle,” he said. “I looked at getting a general education degree,

‘You’ve got to set the example’

  • matthew laplante
  • April 3, 2019

Megan saw first-hand what can happen to a family that doesn’t value education. “I came from a broken-down home,” she said. “I always wanted to finish high school but had obstacles in life. My mom and step-dad were on drugs. I really didn’t have money, but I left home and ventured into the world at

Diplomas are a great goal — but an incomplete story. Here’s why.

  • Joanna
  • February 14, 2017

Stacey Scott’s accomplishment should not be dismissed in any way. The 30-year-old mother of four from Alabama overcame tremendous adversity on the way to earning her GED this week. But as heart-warming as it was to read about Scott’s journey from frequent joblessness to the graduation stage, it’s important to remember that a diploma of