Graduating to a New Life Thirty-eight men and women took a big step on the road to realizing their dreams. They graduated from the Social Development Commission (SDC) GED/HSED program. The graduates took coursework and tests at the SDC program to earn the equivalent of a high school diploma. Kristine McHenry, Vice Chair of the SDC Board of Commissioners, delivered the keynote address and in congratulating them, urged the women and men to continue to education. She asked them to do three things: set ambitious life
goals, work every day to achieve them, and to identify mentors who can help them reach the goals. Alex Edwards, a 19-year old Milwaukee man, represented the graduating class during ceremonies. He described drafting away from school in his early teens into negative behavior until he found himself spiritually at the age of 18 and enrolled in the SDC GED/HSED program. He plans in the near future to attend MATC and earn a degree in Human Services. He congratulated his fellow graduates on their efforts and urged them to keep up the good work. For many of the GED/HSED graduates, the achievement is just the latest in a series of goals they have set for themselves as they look to build a better life for themselves and their families. Many were surrounded by friends and relatives who shared in the joy of their success. For more information on the SDC GED/HSED Program and when the next class will be held, visit the SDC website at www.cr-sdc.org, click on the “Programs” page and then on the link for “Education and Training”. Or call the program at 414-906-2834.