The Excel Center Kokomo Campus is set to graduate 37 students today in a ceremony taking place at 6 p.m. at Oakbrook Church with doors opening at 5:30.

The event, presented by Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana, honors adult students who have overcome various barriers to receive a Core 40 high school diploma along with dual college credits or industry-recognized certifications.

According to the American Community Survey (2017) more than 13 percent of Kokomo adults lack a high school diploma. At The Excel Center, Goodwill’s tuition-free high school for adults, students have access to resources such as free child care, flexible scheduling, accelerated coursework, transportation assistance and year-round classes, helping to eliminate barriers and making education more accessible.

Network-wide, more than 680 adult learners will graduate at Excel Center celebrations across central and southern Indiana this week.

The Excel Center is operated by Goodwill Education Initiatives, Inc. (GEI), the not-for-profit charter school operator created by Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana. The school provides licensed teachers and life coaching, a free child care center, transportation assistance and a flexible and supportive environment that gives each student a realistic path for their educational success and career.

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