I’m currently still enrolled in high school, but I often have thoughts about leaving. I know I should stay. I just feel as though right now my mind isn’t stable enough to continue, and school doesn’t wait for you. So I decided I want to get my GED instead.
Mike from Texas – 17
My dream is to join the Navy. It motivated me knowing I could join three years faster (with 15 college credits) and I knew that without those two things, I couldn’t join. My Grandmother is extremely supportive of me; she always stands up for me when some of my family nay-says. My Grandfather knows this is all I want to do, so he supports me as well. As for everyone else, family and friends alike, the negativity some of them bring fueled me to prove them wrong.