Cindy Heimbach, ABE Director
423 S. Line St.
Grenada, MS 38901
May 24, 2013
The GG 365 grant helps our program provide scholarships for 14 students for testing fees and 6 students for graduation fees. Our students prepare in Express Classes to take the GED test. When they are ready and have met the required scores on practice tests, they are then eligible for a scholarship to take the GED test. Classes are free, but GED testing is a national test with a fee.
The Grenada School District’s Adult Basic Education Program strives to help the citizens of Grenada with basic educational skills. By preparing for and passing the GED test, individuals can obtain a high school equivalency diploma. This allows individuals to enter college, obtain higher paying jobs, or retain the job they presently hold with the hopes of advancement on that job. Providing programs which help individuals obtain their high school equivalency in a timely manner benefits the individual, their family, and the community.
I would encourage others to become GG 365 donors because their donation will stay in Grenada and help change the lives of citizens in our community. Here is just one student testimony of how these funds change lives:
“I just want to write a few lines to say thank you for your donations to the GED program. Without the program set the way it is, I wouldn’t have scored so high on my test. Now I can see a future and make plans. I’m grateful for all of your time and your donations. Hopefully I will be able to do the same for someone else one day.” (Note: This student is in college at Holmes in Grenada at this time.)
Thank you for helping the citizens of the community.