Good Grads

October 26, 2016

Andrea’s Story

Andrea started working on her GED 8 years ago. She tried GED classes a few times but was unsuccessful.  When Andrea decided to enroll in Goodwill's GoodGRADS Program she was ready and determined.  She got through her GED reading test quickly. Her math GED test took a little bit more effort but after hard work and determination, she passed! Now that Andrea has her GED, she plans to obtain her CNA license and eventually open a small business. "The GoodGRADS staff motivates and encourages you through the entire process."  ~Andrea
October 26, 2016

Michael’s Story

Michael dropped out of high school due to the complexities of online learning during the pandemic.  He enrolled in Goodwill's GoodGRADS Program after hearing that it was the best program to get his degree. After a lot of studying and hard work, Michael earned his State of Illinois High School Diploma. When describing GoodGRADS, Michael says “I would say it’s a group of people who are awesome, kind, and really want to see you succeed.”