Young Mom Graduates Early

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Young Mom Graduates Early

Alissa was originally scheduled to graduate with her class in 2018. However, she worked hard, overcame her circumstances, and graduated a year early!

Young Mom Graduates Early

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Hard work paid off for Gradway student Alissa (name changed) who gave birth to a baby boy just after entering high school.

Alissa was brought into the program because she was not on track to graduate. She also failed her ISTEP test, was living in poverty in a single parent home, had a reading level that was below her age level, and portrayed high risk attitudes that were concerning for her overall success in school.

On top of this she was a brand-new and young mother, trying to struggle her way through high school with high stress situations happening at home, including abuse.

Alissa was originally scheduled to graduate with her class in 2018. However, she worked hard, overcame her circumstances, and graduated a year early!

Now, she is armed with a high school diploma to set her off in the right direction. She is able to work to provide for her son and spend more time with him.

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