Strength and Determination

Janey House, Academic Counselor, Adult Education Our students come to us with their own individual stories.  They have their own struggles, fears of failure, challenges, goals, and personalities.  They bring themselves to our GED program here at United Ministries, and they enrich our program with their enthusiasm, work ethic, and determination.  Kaylee, who just completed…
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Student’s Determination Pays Off

Mary Allen Murphy, Academic Counselor So often we see that the realities and stresses of life – transportation issues, long work hours, bills to pay, raising children, health issues – interfere with or briefly interrupt a student’s progress in the Adult Education program.  Terence was one of those students who enrolled in the GED program…
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Recent GED Graduate Motivated by New Program that Provides Jobs

Amber Carver says that during her recent journey, she has gone from having nothing to having something. When Amber was in 11th grade, she was making good grades and on track for graduation. When her mom unexpectedly became ill, Amber stayed home to care for her. She missed too many days of school and didn’t…
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GED Graduate Finds Vocation in Metallurgy

I first met Steve Jant when he joined our GED program in 2009.  The GED was a huge challenge for him, and he studied on and off with us for four full years.  After he graduated in 2013, he went to Greenville Technical College, where he struggled with introductory college level work. Steve stopped by…
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GED Graduate Returns to Share Success

We’re always so delighted in the GED program when our graduates come back to tell us how happy and successful they are in their lives. That’s certainly the way we felt when Raydale McJunkin, a 2006 graduate, surprised us when he came in to tell us about his life after graduation. Ten years is a…
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My Mom Goes to Science School

“My mom goes to science school!” Elvia overhears her six year old son proudly telling his friends. Elvia chuckles to herself, not bothering to correct him that she is really just studying for her GED through the United Ministries’ Adult Education program. As a wife and mother of three young children, Elvia has a busy…
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From Our Friends at Triune

Triune Mercy Center has long been a partner in our efforts to the help the homeless of Greenville County.  Last Thursday we were honored to have Rev. Deb Richardson-Moore, Executive Director for Triune, attend our semi-annual GED graduation and introduce one of our participant speakers.  Here’s is Rev. Richardson-Moore’s letter about the evening:    I am on…
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