Meet some of the many successful IU13 Community Education alumni!
- A one-time car thief sees a GED unlocking his future. Read about Kenny Shaub Jr. (photo credit: Lancaster Newspapers)
Meet Yomarys – “Summer youth internship opens minds and doors to career options”
- When Yomarys Brens signed up to participate in an IU13 summer internship, she had no idea that it would lead her to a career in the field of elder care. Read more about Yomarys here.
Meet Carmen - "She taught me that you can do anything if you put your mind to it."
- “I didn’t know I was hurting myself,” says Carmen Martinez of dropping out of high school at 16. Read more about Carmen's story and successes here.
- From artist to dishwasher to Certified Nursing Assistant, Benson Myrtil’s varied work experiences have taken him from his Haiti birthplace to Lititz. Read more about Benson's story and successes here.
- Born in a Thailand refugee camp, Sambo Bun relocated to the US in 1985 with her mother, brother, and grandmother. Today, Sambo is a single mom, caregiver for her brother, part-time waitress, and full-time HACC student who has traveled a difficult road. Read more about Sambo's story and successes here.
Meet Binit – “Improving English language skills and making friends”
- Since arriving as a refugee in 2014, Binit has participated in English conversation classes, after-school activities, and a summer educational program. Read more about Binit here.
Meet Jose – “It was worth the effort, worth the push.”
- Since he passed the GED exams, Jose Santiago has found a higher-paying job, started college coursework, and acquired an unshakeable sense of accomplishment. Read more about Jose here.
Meet Heather - "I was so scared because I had started and stopped so many times."
- Over 20 years had passed since Heather Corch dropped out of high school when she decided to earn her GED. “It had been a thorn in my side for a lot of years. I wanted the GED for my own personal satisfaction.” Read more about Heather's story and successes here.
- Hong Lam would like to send a message to current students in IU13's Community Education Program. "Question Yourself. Do you live up to your capabilities? Did you give yourself a chance? Did you try your best? Who do you want to become?" Read more about Hong Lam's story and successes here.
- Read about Juan Vadi. (photo credit: Lancaster Newspapers)