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Overcoming Adversity: 3 Inspirational Figures Who Achieved High School Equivalency Diplomas Against All Odds

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Life can present us with unexpected challenges, and for those who have experienced time behind bars, the path to a fresh start may seem daunting. However, history has shown us that adversity does not define us. In this blog post, we will explore the extraordinary stories of three individuals who, two of which served time [...]

What You Need to Know About the College Application Process

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Deciding to further your education and selecting the right school is a very personal decision. It is important to research different schools before applying, to find one that aligns with your needs. You’ll want to consider the length of the program, the location, if the schedule works with yours, cost, admission requirements, and the type [...]

Does a Criminal Record Prevent You from Going Back to School? Myths vs. Facts.

If you have goals to go back to school, but are hesitant to apply because of your criminal background, think again. As the country continues to take steps to provide Second Chance opportunities, educational institutions including trade schools and colleges have become more flexible with their admissions processes. Before you turn down the opportunity to [...]

Fitting In

At 13, Tim smoked marijuana for the first time, so that he would fit in with other kids. He was the oldest son of a proud Irish-Catholic police officer and grew up middle class. Tim attended Catholic school and was a cross-country track star in high school, achieving scholarships for his athletic abilities. Throughout his [...]

Trouble at a Young Age

Jesse got involved in criminal activity at a very young age. He first encountered trouble with the law for shoplifting when he was just nine years old and had joined a gang by the age of 10. By the time Jessie was 13, he had stolen cars and sold drugs. At 15, Jessie was carrying [...]

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