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07
MAY
2018

New Graduate – Raymond

  Raymond often delighted high school equivalency teacher, Lee, with his interests in learning, “Can we learn physics today?” was one question in particular that caught Lee off guard. At Next Step, Raymond was able to build a school schedule that worked for him, ̶
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30
APR
2018

New Graduate – Antionette

“It took a long time, but I’m glad I did it.” Antionette kept her eyes on the prize, her high school equivalency, for 12 years! She found a home at Next Step and the support to believe in herself and to succeed. You can read more about Antionette’s success in o
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24
APR
2018

New Graduate – Erica

“I’m going to go to college, get a good job and just live my best life!” Erica has finally finished! She tried traditional high school, but was told by the school counselor that she “wouldn’t graduate on time.” She’s proud of her achievement,
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26
MAR
2018

2018 Graduate – Carlos

Carlos finished his last HiSET test in January of 2018. He dedicated time and to completing one test at a time and kept his eye on his goal of starting a career and getting into the Carpenter’s Union. Carlos is currently working full-time. “It was something I had been want
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21
MAR
2018

New Graduates – Journey and Natavia

Journey and Natavia completed their high school courses and graduated in February 2018! These friends held down jobs, supported themselves and finished their senior year at Next Step.
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27
JAN
2018

New Graduate: David

David graduated with his high school equivalency diploma in December. He is now working full time with plans to go to college next semester. “Next Step…it is the doorway to everything. That’s the best way to describe it. You actually help. Actually build our confidence and make us fee
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05
DEC
2017

New Graduate: Carol

Carol came to Next Step after dropping out of high school some 40 years before. She completed her final unit of geometry this week and is now a high school graduate! “I would recommend Next Step to anyone. Where else can you get all this attention and patience? I am so proud that I fi
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05
DEC
2017

On Her Way: Lakeisha

Lakeisha, a hard working mother of two, is motivated to graduate. Over the past year she has completed an impressive 30 credits. Lakeisha had an initial goal of building her basic reading skills; she now reads at a high school level and has improved her math skills by more than four g
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28
JUN
2017

Fall 2016 Newsletter

Taking the Next Step… The enrollment form at Next Step asks prospective students about their long-term goals. College is the most common answer. During a recent intake, a nervous new enrollee—we’ll call her Julie—predictably wrote about her post-secondary hopes. When asked to el
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