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Onward and Upward!

Jun 6

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Participants in our Shining Stars Youth and Pathways to Progress programs are moving forward!

As spring gives way to summer, we begin to see caps, gowns and graduation celebrations - Hope House has been no exception! Here we are celebrating the hard work, perseverance and dedication of our Pathways to Progress GED students and two of the students in our Shining Stars Youth program. 

Under the leadership and instruction of Fred De la Rosa, thirteen students earned their GED's in 2014. This year's ceremony was held at the Milwaukee Theater and for those in attendance, emotions ran high as each degree-earner crossed the stage. Many who have earned their GED or HSED can attribute to the determination required to complete the intensive, semester-long instruction in order to successfully pass examinations. Often, the need for studying competes with work, family responsibilities, or other challenges, yet our students pushed through the difficulties they faced, proving their resolve and grit. It was a tremendous experience to be in a hall so filled with the hope, potential and the excitement of the graduates and their families. We want to wish all our graduates the best wishes and congratulate them on their accomplishments - bravo!!

Along with the Pathways to Progress  GED graduates, two of our Shining Stars Youth also have academic achievements to be proud of. Shakel is a three-year member of our Shining Stars program, pictured to the left with our Youth Services Supervisor Elizabeth Neuens. He will be graduating from HamiltonHigh School this year with his diploma - a passport to adulthood and autonomy - an accomplishment he has worked very hard to earn over the past four years. Way to go!
Isaiah, a member of the Shining Stars program for over five years is pictured to the right, excitedly reading an acceptance letter. Isaiah just learned that he will be beginning his middle school tenure as a member of the advanced math program. The years of tutoring and studying have paid off - congratulations!


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