CHANGE THE TRAJECTORY OF A GED GRADUATE’S LIFE
Our GED students need your help more than ever before. Although this is the perfect time to pursue their education, many of them have lost their jobs, and are trying to make ends meet, and put food on the table for their families. Of course, their personal dreams are once again, pushed to the side, because they cannot afford to pay for the tuition, GED® Test Vouchers, and definitely NOT for diagnostic testing, if they have a disability and need accommodations on the GED® Test.
Your donation can make a difference to these students who are trying to achieve their high school equivalency credential and enroll in a post-secondary and career education program. Please Donate from the heart and make a difference.
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The Heroes Foundation of America awarded $10,000 in scholarships to 5 deserving students of Palm Beach County's Adult Education Programs. It was great to share this platform with Chuck Shaw...
For more than 57 years, Chuck Shaw has dedicated his life to education and public service. Mr. Shaw is a proud product of the School District of Palm Beach County.
WELCOMING YOU TO HEROES FOUNDATION OF AMERICA
In today's job market, a college degree, or career certification is becoming more important. HEROES Foundation of America realizes that the GED, a high school equivalency test, opens doors to college, vocational school, or better job opportunities, but it can also provide higher salaries. In addition, it gives the graduates the respect they deserve, and the pride of achievement. People with diplomas make good role models to younger siblings, their children, and grandchildren which encourages them to stay in school (the circle of life). Our goal is to ensure that our students have the skills for passing the test, academic advising to help them identify a career pathway, financial and guiding support. Every GED student has the potential to be successful and will succeed with the help of HEROES Foundation of America.
HEROES Foundation of America was formed to empower GED students enrolled in the School District of Palm Beach County. The foundation provides scholarships, GED Test vouchers, career counseling and other support services for student success.
WHO WE ARE
Our board of directors is compromised of educators, financiers, entrepreneurs, politicians and other non-profit organizations. We are very proud of the board's expertise and accomplishments within their respective profession who are committed to supporting the mission of HEROES Foundation of America by assisting our GED students to transform their lives through education.
low-skilled adults are:
2 X more likely to be unemployed
3 X as likely to be in poverty
4 X as likely to be in poor health
8 X as likely to be incarcerated
By 2020, the American Action Forum projects that the United States will be short an estimated
private sector workers across all skilled levels.
65% of all jobs in 2020 will require some level of post-secondary education.
Adult Education make communities safer too. Inmate participation in adult education reduced recidivism by 29%
By 2018, 63% of all U.S. jobs will require education beyond high school.
In contrast, adults with a high school degree were more likely to work full time and average 20% higher earnings ($30,000) well above the poverty line for a family of 4.
In a recent survey, 92% of business leaders thought that U.S. workers were not as skilled as they needed to be. Adult Education builds the skills of workers.