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There are many reasons why I dropped out of high school. The main reason was because I didn’t have money for all the necessary things I needed for school. I didn’t have enough money for food at lunch time, I didn’t have enough bus fare every day, and I didn’t have money to wash clothes each week. Because of this, I missed a lot of school. My mother just didn’t have enough to provide me and my siblings with all of what we needed, but she still kept a roof over our head.
EOYDC helped me in two or more ways for the future. It helped me to prepare for the GED exam, it paid half of the cost to take the test and they also provided transportation to and from testing. They also helped me look for a job through their job training program. They taught me how to speak, present myself, dress and apply for jobs.
Out of all the people, Ms. Anana the GED instructor helped me to see my future. She said even though I was too old to get into the Gateway to College program at Laney, I could still attend there to be in their culinary arts program. She also helped me get better in my writing skills.
Now because of EOYDC and the people that work there, I have a clearer vision of my future.