21
MAR
2019

Graduate Profile – Revette

Revette had one final hurdle, which turned into a long jump: Math. After regularly attending Next Step and working with a regular tutor, Revette’s work schedule changed.  She was only able to work on prepping for her final HiSET test during evening hours. With luck, we were able
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14
MAR
2019

Graduate Profile – Toyrian

Toyrian worked hard to finish the final test for her high school equivalency: MATH. When asked about her motivation to complete her high school equivalency, being a parent and maintaining a full-time job, she plainly stated, “[I] always knew I needed it, and I couldn’t push my son to
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07
MAR
2019

2019 Graduate – Rasheeda

In 2017, Rasheeda watched her sister, Alaina, graduate from Next Step Learning Center. It was witnessing her sister receive her high school diploma that Rasheeda decided to return to school for her own diploma.   Rasheeda beamed proudly as she talked about her motivation and the
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06
DEC
2018

2018 Graduate Profile: Feeling Powerful – William

Math has been an obstacle for many students, not just the ones here at Next Step. Fortunately, our students work hard and are encouraged to keep trying to pass the final math hurdle! William felt comfortable with math and felt confident in his abilities. He worked with tutors to addre
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05
DEC
2018

2018 Graduate Profile: Clara

Like so many Next Step students, Clara had to leave school only to return a year later and absolutely rock her last test: MATH! “I went to a lot of adult schools before Next Step; in Louisiana and other states. The pace was never right. After passing four of my tests at Next Ste
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02
AUG
2018

Graduation Celebration! Class of 2018

On July 27th, 2018 53 Next Step students gathered to celebrate their accomplishments and receive their high school diplomas and equivalency certificates. In addition seven current students were honored for their outstanding achievements and inducted into the National Adult Education H
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02
AUG
2018

2018 Graduate Profile: Andrea

Andrea worked hard to finish what she started years ago, her high school education.  Now that she has her diploma, she’s looking toward another goal: employment for BART. “Next Step is like a home; like a family. I was supported here and it wasn’t easy. Sometimes I w
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07
MAY
2018

New Graduate – Raymond

At Next Step, Raymond was able to build a school schedule that worked for him, “I can pick the times that I could attend … I got my equivalency!” When asked about his future plans, Raymond offered in his unique way, “I’m hoping for a stress-free job.̶
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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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