Graduate of the Month Stories
April - Aisha-Kimberly H.
“Without my high school credential, I felt like I was letting my family down – especially my dad, who was a college professor. At age 50, I finally did it. I got my GED!”
February - Cole G.
“Nothing—not even my struggles as a teen—could stop me from getting my GED. I studied every single day and took enough notes to write a novel!”
January - Demani P.
“Despite our difficult family situation battling homelessness, my younger sister got her GED and started college. She inspired me to get my GED for a better life and to help others.”
December - Whitney P.
“After years of abusive relationships and doing time, I took my destiny into my own hands, starting with my GED. l want my story to inspire others to be brave and make their own future.”
November - Tristen C.
“After taking the GED practice tests, I learned that I was likely to pass the real test. I could finally see a light at the end of the tunnel.”
October - Patricia Z.
“I love learning but bullying at school forced me to leave high school. Later, I found my career passion: real estate. Getting my GED was the final step in getting my license. ”
September - Taniese P.
“I’ve been homeless since age thirteen. Education was my way to a better life.”
August - Teresa V.M.
“By getting my GED, I could show my children that they could dream too, and that a better life was possible. ”
July - Rabila M.
“English is my second language, so it was tough at first. Taking the GED Ready practice tests really helped me gain the confidence to pass the GED.”
June - John H.
“With the GED, I can go to college and have a career.”
May - Paul V.
“After leaving a very negative high school environment, achieving the GED on my own was life-changing. Now I’m the co-founder of a non-profit that helps others get their GED credential.”
April - Michelle A.
“As a young mom, I had to quit high school to work and provide for my child. Getting my GED meant long days, but I’m glad I pulled through and can now pursue my career dreams.”
March - Bailey G.
“As a teenager, I lost both of my parents and took on caring for my younger siblings. My own education and future seemed out of reach until I found the GED.”
Want to be our next graduate of the month?
Must be 18 or older, reside in the United States, and received your GED this year.