Christine has been working toward earning her GED for more than 10 years off and on, due to being busy raising her three children as a single mother working full-time. She has always doubted herself when learning because she was afraid she was not smart enough to succeed. She feared she had been out of school too long and the doors may have already been closed to her dreams.
In September 2013, Christine came to Education Matters to restart her education. She expressed her fears and hesitation at being ready to take the GED test, but to her surprise and joy, she tested amazingly well on the pre-GED. In fact, she scored so far above the needed score that she was ready to test that day. But she wanted more. Christine wanted to not only pass the test, but to be the best she could be. So she studied to get even better.
In November, Christine found out that she not only passed the GED test, but that she scored better than 90% of all GED test takers.
Christine is now enrolled in our College Bridge program and is beginning the nursing program at Cincinnati State. She successfully completed her first semester and is on her way to becoming a college graduate.
Her story is proof of her belief to “Never give up! You are never too old!”