American School of S postcardHere’s a little piece I put together for an amazing opportunity my good friend is offering. In this, it has brought me front and center to learn about things I never knew with regards to initiatives set forth by the State of Oregon to see people get educated. It’s called the 40-40-20 Plan.

In this, the focus here is on the 20 part of the equation. The GED. The numbers are staggering. But the rewards when pursued, can be life changing. I myself am a product of a father who dropped out of high school in the 40’s later to go back and earn his GED. The result is a lasting impact that still lasts today nearly 12 years after his death.

But what can we do? Well, my friend needs tutors. Also, who do you know that doesn’t have their high school diploma and could benefit from learning about this opportunity? If you know someone, please pass it on. The numbers are just that that if we would just look around, we may just find someone in need of this unique hand up.

Thanks for taking a moment to read this and consider passing this along to someone you know that might be interested. In this, together, we might just help change a life forever. G

Here’s the Press Release I wrote for the upcoming event.

New Portland Group Aims to Help Give Oregonians and Others, a Second Chance 

Portland, Oregon – American School of Success is offering a FREE informational meeting on the “5 Things You Need to Know about How Easy It Really Is… To Get Your GED.”

  • January 7th, 2015 at the Oregon Building located at 800 NE Oregon St. (at NE 7thAve), Portland, OR 97232
  • 10 till 11:30
  • For people seeking to get their GED.

Every day in America, 8,000 students drop out of high school. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 336,000 adult Oregonians (11%), lack a high school diploma or alternative credential.

As the State of Oregon has put forth the 40-40-20 plan, which the governor and lawmakers have set the ambitious goal that by 2025, at least 40 percent of Oregonians will have earned a bachelor’s degree, 40 percent an associate’s degree or post-secondary credential, and 20 percent will earn at least a high school diploma or alternative. American School of Success is eager to do their part in helping Oregon achieve these goals.

However, achieving just a GED is not the only goal for the school. Only 12% of people who get their GED actually create traction with their achievement that will lead to higher aspirations, be it a college degree or a specific skill or craft.

American School of Success Executive Director, Dennis Catmull offers this about what the service aims to be, “This is about changing the lives of others through hope and education. In providing this type of support and holistic approach, we want to not only help people achieve their GED, but more importantly, achieve a life they perhaps never dreamed was possible.”

Recent GED grad, Shane Tebeck says, “I tried to this on my own, I bought the book, the big GED book, it did not work for me. The tutor was able to communicate the content into my own language. These people invested in me.” Another recent GED grad, Velvet adds this, “This program is the difference of completing the GED in a couple of years, or in a month and a half. These people aren’t just trying to get you in and out, they care about you.”

American School of Success helps students prepare for and pass the GED test. Building on a previous program that graduated over 4,000 students. The school is set to meet the demands for educational credentials by offering programs that enable adults to achieve their diploma or GED in a relatively short period of time. American School of Success has a team of educators and leaders who find it very rewarding to help others make those very important next steps toward a successful and fulfilling life.

For more information about American School of Success and to register for this upcoming event on January 7th at 10am in the Oregon Building, please visit Seats are limited for this event.

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