About Me: I’ve been a tutor with the Center for Literacy for over six months now. I’ve personally worked with a student whose primary goal was to get her GED, but was devastated by the thought of not being able to afford it. When the GED changes in 2014, anyone who hasn’t finished all five of their tests will have to start over. As a volunteer tutor, this project spoke to me and I could not wait to be a part of it. While $15 might not seem like a lot, for our students, it could mean getting on the path to a better job, to supporting their family, and to having a more fulfilling future. I’m committed to helping as many people as I can get their GED before 2014, but can’t do it alone! With help from the community, people like you, we can help students pay for the tests and change their lives.
Since 1968, The Center for Literacy (CFL) has provided free literacy instruction to tens of thousands of learners, offering an array of programs and services that empower individuals, transform families, and promote economic development. CFL operates at nearly 30 instructional sites throughout the city. Currently, to best serve community needs, CFL offers classes in adult basic education, GED prep and English as a second language, along with youth initiatives, family literacy, workforce development, and small group and one-on-one tutoring. Last year over 60 CFL students obtained a GED or secondary diploma. Today, it is a matter of pressing importance to prepare learners for the GED tests because the current GED will be replaced in 2014. When the new version takes effect, learners who have passed some sections of the GED, but not all, will be forced to retake the entire new GED, regardless of prior test scores. Moreover, the fees for the GED 2014 are anticipated to double from the level they are at currently. CFL sees these changes as both a potential discouragement to learners, and an unnecessary burden of cost to them. This project will fund individual testing fees for CFL's Adult Secondary Education/GED prep students, who are specifically preparing for the five tests that make up the GED exam (Writing, Mathematics, Reading, Social Studies, and Science). Although CFL classes are free of charge, many learners are challenged to pay the required fees necessary to take the GED tests. In order to eliminate this barrier to success, CFL endeavors to cover the cost of testing fees to allow more students to obtain their GED credential—and to secure access to family-sustaining wages and post-secondary education.
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