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1 Preparing for the GED & Beyond Literacy Forsyth GED & ELL Programs for Immigrants/Migrants Annaliza Thomas, Executive Director

2 Presentation Agenda  Our Students  Our programs  Unique Needs of Students  Increasing Awareness of College Opportunities  Increasing Access to College Opportunities  Best Practices

3 Our Programs GED  Free classes  Free books  Free Test  Various Locations English Classes  Free Classes  Free Books  Free Tests  Various Locations

4 Students Ethnicity White 311 Black or African American 55 Hispanic or Latino 667 American Indian or Alaska Native 8 Asian 164 Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 2 Unknown 36 *TOTAL INDIVIDUALS:1,243

5 Unique Assets  International  Language  Families  Workforce Experience

6 Challenges AssetChallenge InternationalEligibility for state funded programs LanguageELL/ESOL/TOEFL FamiliesChildcare Workplace ExperienceFinancial Responsibilities

7 A  Video Clip

8 Awareness  What does the GED mean? Do other GED graduates go to college?  College application process  What sort of opportunities do college graduates have?  How much does college cost? Is it worth it?  How do students get financial aid?  How does immigration status impact college?

9 Access  College recruitment resources  Scholarship resources  Waiver for international student tuition

10 Best Practices

11 Redefine. Reclaim. Video Clip

12 Language  GED in Spanish. Is this a real option?  Academic vocabulary

13 Eligibility  Tuition waivers  DACA  Immigration Applications

14 Scholarships  FAFSA  Private Scholarships  Financial Planning

15 College Readiness  Meet the College Staff  Transitions advising  On-campus resource/guides  Mentors

16 Questions Annaliza Thomas


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