High School Equivalency Preparation
The Work First Foundation empowers adults through education. Education is a crucial stepping stone towards valuable employment. The Work First Fellowship allows fellows the opportunity to make direct impact in the classroom. Throughout the year long fellowship, adults are connected with anywhere from 100-400 adults seeking to gain their High School Equivalency Diploma(HSE) or GED. Fellows convey patience, persistence and passion to their students as they work together to meet common goals.
Working with adults provides fellows the perspective of what drives adults to go back to school. Many recognize education as a first step towards gaining employment. Others, understand they cannot achieve upward mobility in their work space with out polished math and writing skills. The most motivated students decided they want to attend secondary education and plan on applying to college after school. Many students are also parents, and they are back in school so they cab help their children with school work. Whatever the motivation, fellows work tirelessly to help their students meet their goals.