She’s convinced, though, that a high school diploma from the Excel Center will help her land a job and earn enough money to pull her family from extreme poverty.
“I want to get my high school diploma so bad,” she said. “It will improve my life so much. I want to keep moving up that ladder.”
Lindsey Ziliak, Tribune education reporter, can be reached at 765-454-8585 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WANT MORE INFORMATION? If you would like to enroll in Kokomo Excel Center's free high school diploma program, call the school's offices at 317-524-3642. The charter school run by Goodwill Education Initiatives also will be hosting a block party for the community Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. in the school parking lot at 101 W. Superior St. There will be food, games, prizes and an enrollment table.