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Graduate of the Month Stories

Read stories from our 2020 GED Graduates of the Month and see how the GED transformed their lives.

  • 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.

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