Published Sunday, April 22, 2012
Adult education and the GED program have a new advocate in our community.
That advocate is Jennifer Cunningham, the mother of five children who earned her GED in February. The 31-year-old says her life has been changed earning a GED and now enrolling in college. She is determined to spread the good news about adult education and the GED program throughout the community.
You can read Cunningham’s good news story on page 4B in the Focus in Education section of today’s newspaper. Writer Rebecca Leftwich tells the story of how Cunningham was bored, dropped out of high school, had five children, then decided she needed to further her education.
It’s a story that’s so very important in today’s world. It’s imperative that every adult has a high school education and even college education to maximize their potential in today’s global economy. In the workplace and at home raising children, adults need education to help them succeed.
Cunningham’s story is powerful proof high school dropouts should return to the adult education classroom and earn a GED:
“I’ve been given a chance to finish my education, and I have a responsibility to help the adult education program expand and grow ... A lot of people who need a GED never go for it, and I just want to tell them to do it. It is absolutely, 100 percent, so worth it.”
If you do not have a high school diploma or if you know someone who does not have a high school diploma, read Jennifer Cunningham’s story on page 4B. Then follow Cunningham’s advice and get enrolled in an adult education program. It can change the world for you.
To find out more about adult education and how to enroll in the GED program, contact CLICK. The telephone number is 678-423-2000, extension 339. As Cunningham says, “Do it,” it’s “so worth it.”