Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Celebrating Adult Education

As we celebrate Adult Education and Family Literacy Week, we'd like to revisit a post from earlier this year about our Adult Ed graduates.

DCLC Graduates: Suwah Davies, Michael Ernst, Onnica Gaglio,
Denise King, Youssuf Kromah, LawShawna Wiley
PathWays PA Graduates: Sandra Cerminaro,
Anthony Freeman (not pictured - Abiodun Olawiyi)
On July 29, 2015, adult education students from the PathWays PA and the Delaware County Literacy Council (DCLC) celebrated earning their GEDs at a joint ceremony.
The moving ceremony began with Laila Hill, an accomplished singer, sharing her rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner. Brenda Dawson, president and CEO of PathWays PA, gave the welcome and introduction.
The GED test gives students of all ages the chance to move ahead with their educational attainment. In Delaware County, 6% of adults ages 25-64 do not have a high school education.
Earning the GED is much more than a certificate.
The difference in earnings for Pennsylvanians with high school diplomas versus those who have not graduated is stark - workers who graduated from high school or got their GED have average wages that are $7,000 higher than those without this education.
If you or someone you know needs help attaining a GED, please contact PathWays PA at 610-543-5022.

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