The goal of this grant is to ensure that all of our students aged 16 and older have the opportunity to take an official GED® test. The GED® exam comprises four subject-area tests– Reasoning through Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and Mathematical Reasoning.

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ACH-"Financial Help Lifts Students' Confidence in GED Testing & Financial Literacy"

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School:
Tomlinson Adult Learning Center 
Subject:
Other 
Teacher:
Victoire Heintz 
Students Impacted:
46 
Grade:
Adult Ed. 
Date:
September 5, 2017

0% Funded

 

 

Only $1,000.00 Needed

 

Goal

The goal of this grant is to ensure that all of our students aged 16 and older have the opportunity to take an official GED® test. The GED® exam comprises four subject-area tests– Reasoning through Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and Mathematical Reasoning. 

 

What will be done with my students

The GED® exam is a critical step in our students’ path to self-sufficiency. We would only utilize funds for dedicated students who are adequately prepared for the test(s) but have no sources of funding. Our school serves the lowest socio-economic status population in Pinellas County. Although we partner with nearly 30 agencies, we still have students who are living in extreme poverty. A financial literacy component is embedded in our curriculum to assist students in managing and budgeting their money.  

 

Benefits to my students

Many of our students have dropped out of class because they cannot afford to take the GED test. Some students take care of family and are severely strapped for money. By providing exam vouchers to our students with the greatest need, we are ensuring that they have the opportunity to pass the test, raise their socio-economic status, and become productive members of our community. Additionally, GED® graduates have a positive lasting effect on generations that follow them. Our goal is to break the cycle of unemployment and underemployment in our community. As a result of being awarded this grant last year, Tomlinson impacted 24 students in the GED® classroom with a 90% success rate. The combination of test and retest vouchers encouraged students to continue their studies. Students who initially fail a GED test can become extremely discouraged.  

 

Describe the Students

The majority of our students are between the ages of 16 and 40. Many students are unemployed, homeless, living in shelters and motels, and/or single parents. We also have a large number of students who have aged out of the foster care system and have no family on whom to rely.  

 

Budget Narrative

1. 26 @ 32.00 GED single subject exam vouchers 832.00
2. 14 @12.00 GED single subject re-test vouchers 168.00
 

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 26 @ 32.00 GED single subject exam vouchers $832.00
2 14 @12.00 GED single subject re-test vouchers $168.00
  Total: $1,000.00

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Only $1,000.00 Needed

 

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