My Greatest Accomplishment of 2010

Diploma

My theme for 2010 was “make a difference”. I wanted to stop complaining about things or just thinking someone should do something about that. Instead I decided to do something. One of the things I did was to become involved with an adult literacy program.

As a professional educator who has taught everything from preschool to high school it was a very different experience. Most of the students truly wanted to be get an education. They had learned why being able to read, write and have a high school diploma was important.

Like me many had learning disabilities that made school difficult. I realized just how fortunate I was to have a mom who was a reading specialist and determined I would learn to read despite the severity of my dyslexia. Let’s just say my learning to read was not a pleasant experience for all involved.

I think about 10 people got GED’s through the program. It is humbling to see the pride and sense of accomplishment in the students. For some this may be the first big achievement.

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Free GED Program

books1As a part of Texas Hope 2010, the Baptist General Convention of Texas (BGCT) has launched a new program to provide free GED programs in affiliated churches. The program is a part of the BGCT’s  Hispanic Education Initiative. The BGCT has teamed up with the Hispanic Baptist Convention of Texas to enlist volunteers that will serve as academic directors/advisers in  1,000 Hispanic Baptist churches.

Free GED programs will be available at participating churches to anyone regardless of church affiliation. For more information about the free GED programs or academic directors, call 888-244-9400.

HT: Texas Baptist