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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.

Michelle became a mom during high school, so she had to put her education on hold to work and take care of her son. When she was able to find the time to enroll in classes to prepare for her GED, she knew the future was looking up.  

The hardest part about Michelle’s GED journey was that after her 10-hour shift at work, she had to get to class every evening and then drive back home in the dark. Thanks to the inspiration of other GED students, she was able to stay motivated.  

Michelle passed all four GED test subjects on the first try! Michelle is eager to pursue her career dream of becoming a Corrections Officer at YVCC.