Success Stories Prove That No One Gets A Diploma Alone
North American Precis Syndicate
Adults looking to finish their high school diploma have more help than they realize. (NAPS)
(NAPSI)—The United States’ national graduation rate rose to
record highs in 2017.
Nevertheless, there are still approximately 34 million American adults who
do not have a high school diploma.
Why A Diploma Matters
On average, individuals with a high school degree can expect to earn 30
percent more than adults without a diploma over their lifetime, a difference
of nearly $10,000 per year, according to U.S. Census data. For many
individuals, completing their high school education as an adult is just the
beginning of their road to a college degree or new career.
Where to Find Free Classes
Studying while balancing work and family may seem difficult, but help,
advice and inspiration are close at hand. Each adult education center will
work with new students to place them in the right classes and create a custom
learning plan. Teachers and tutors in each program help students learn the
material and support them as they earn their diploma.
If you or someone you know doesn’t have a high school diploma, visit
find a nearby center and get started with classes.
New PSAs feature personal stories from recent graduates who earned their
high school diplomas in their 20s, 30s and 40s. The campaign also showcases
teachers who are helping students on their journey to achieving a high school
equivalency diploma. The PSAs underscore that adults without a high school
diploma may have more support than they realize—from teachers, friends
and family—as they work toward continuing their education.
Share Your Story
If you’ve graduated with a high school equivalency or are taking
classes to get your diploma, give a shout-out to those people who helped you
along the road to graduation—teachers, family and friends. Use the
#FinishYourDiploma hashtag and tell about a time when someone helped you
succeed with your education or when you helped someone else pursue their
educational goals. It could be as simple as driving someone to school or
classes, or preparing meals so someone could study. By using
#FinishYourDiploma, you could also be featured on the website www.FinishYourDiploma.org.
Since its inception in 2010, nearly 5 million people have visited the
FinishYourDiploma.org site and more than 1 million adults across all 50
states have received help finding free test-prep classes in their area.
The site has a database of thousands of adult education centers around the
country—each offering free classes to help people study for their GED,
TASC or HiSET. The website also provides graduate stories, tips, information
about what to expect from the tests, and a step-by-step guide to finishing
you’ve graduated with a high school equivalency or are taking classes
to get your diploma, give a shout-out to those people who helped you along
the road to graduation—teachers, family and friends—at www.FinishYourDiploma.org.
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