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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 - Breaking the Cycle of Unemployment/Underemployment Begins with Passing the GED® Exam

School:
Tomlinson Adult Learning Center 
Subject:
Other 
Teacher:
Donna Lawless 
Students Impacted:
15 
Grade:
Adult Ed. 
Date:
September 10, 2018

0% Funded

 

 

Only $992.00 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 have many community partners, these agencies typically only have funds to pay for tuition, not tests. A financial literacy component is embedded in our curriculum to assist students in managing and budgeting their money.  

 

Benefits to my students

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 seven students in the GED® classroom.  

 

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/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

Each GED® test costs $32.00. Students must pass all four subject area tests to successfully obtain a GED® high school equivalency. 

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 31 GED® single subject exam vouchers @ $32.00 $992.00
  Total: $992.00

0% Funded

 

 

Only $992.00 Needed

 

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