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GED Grad Elaina Glynn graduates from ETSU in Dental Hygiene

GED Grad Elaina Glynn graduates from ETSU in Dental Hygiene

“I knew I wanted to go to college to achieve the life I had planned”.

And just last week, Elaina Glynn, a former GED graduate from Lee County, is one step closer to achieving her dreams. Elaina graduated from East Tennessee State University last week with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene.

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Graduate Jennifer Mitchell’s Advice: Don’t wait!

Graduate Jennifer Mitchell’s Advice: Don’t wait!

“Do it. Don’t sit at home. Don’t wait 19 years like I did. There is NOTHING to be scared of.”

That’s Jennifer Mitchell’s advice to anyone in the region who finds themselves lacking their diploma. Jennifer is a recent GED graduate from Big Stone Gap, and she will be the first to tell you – it wasn’t easy. But, she says, “it was SO worth it.”

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Graduate Whitley Williams – “There is no time limit”

Graduate Whitley Williams – “There is no time limit”

“The road wasn’t easy, and there were times I wanted to give up. The good thing is you can take the process as fast or slow as you would like until you complete your GED. There is no time limit. No matter how long it takes you or what may come your way, you CAN push through and keep going. I promise the struggles will be worth it!”

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RACE1 Workforce Reentry Partnership

RACE1 Workforce Reentry Partnership

“What skills do offenders need to return to society and not reoffend”? That’s the question that Lt. Rebecca Baird of the Duffield Regional Jail (DRJ), Scott County Commonwealth’s Attorney Andy Johnson, and other local partners are finding answers to. The end goal of the partners is to ensure community safety by having former offenders enter employment and exit the justice system.

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Hardest Part of the GED? Facing Unknowns

Hardest Part of the GED? Facing Unknowns

“In my opinion, the hardest part of getting your GED is walking through the doors. The fear of the unknowns is real for many people”.

With a combined 43 years of teaching experience at RACE 1, Debra Watson and Judy Samples have seen many students walk through those doors and face the ‘unknowns’.

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Improving Broadband Internet Expansion

Improving Broadband Internet Expansion

Do you really have access to high-speed Internet? How would you know unless you tested it? Now there is a free mobile app that gives users the power to identify areas with low or no internet access. Called TestIT, the app tells you how your speed compares to the...

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People Inc. is #NowHiring a Crisis Intake Assistance Associate. This is an eight week temporary position based in Abingdon, Virginia responsible for client intake, documentation, data entry, follow-up services and other duties.

Applicants must be willing and able to work from home 💻. Applications received by June 8, 2020 will be considered.

Learn how to apply: bit.ly/3aQnRvh.
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Thank you for helping us spread the word and fill this position!

Meet Jane Bowlin, our lead educator at the Pioneer Center in Duffield and a team teacher for evening classes at our Gate City site. Jane is also helping current students to continue their education through online instruction in one of our Google classrooms. 

Jane is a retired high school guidance counselor and has served as an adult educator for 15 years. 

She encourages her students to set goals and helps them achieve them. “As a teacher, it is always gratifying when a student reaches a goal that was once thought to be unattainable,” Jane says. 

“‘For many, balancing work, everyday life, and family obligations while studying for a GED can be quite a challenge, but you can do it.’ After all, we are all lifelong learners.”

Thank you, Jane Bowlin ❤️

Our talented instructors are always here to help our students, so that they have the support and resources they need to succeed. Ready to enroll? Visit https://myrace1.org.

Meet Jane Bowlin, our lead educator at the Pioneer Center in Duffield and a team teacher for evening classes at our Gate City site. Jane is also helping current students to continue their education through online instruction in one of our Google classrooms.

Jane is a retired high school guidance counselor and has served as an adult educator for 15 years.

She encourages her students to set goals and helps them achieve them. “As a teacher, it is always gratifying when a student reaches a goal that was once thought to be unattainable,” Jane says.

“‘For many, balancing work, everyday life, and family obligations while studying for a GED can be quite a challenge, but you can do it.’ After all, we are all lifelong learners.”

Thank you, Jane Bowlin ❤️

Our talented instructors are always here to help our students, so that they have the support and resources they need to succeed. Ready to enroll? Visit myrace1.org.
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Very sweet and talented lady who helps many! Hope ur doing well Jane. Keep up the good work!

Such a fine teacher! Thank you so much for all you did to help obtain my GED! 😊

Ms Bowlin can lead the way to success. Any student would be lucky to have her on the team.

She's a good one. And looks great.

Jane is a treasure!

Hey Jane! Looking good.

I’ll say! Go, Jane!

You look great.

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Timeline PhotosHave you been financially impacted by the Covid-19 crisis and need some guidance on how to financially navigate these uncharted waters? If so, you don’t want to miss AppCAA’s Virtual Financial Workshop on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 1 pm. Call our main number at 276-452-2441 and ask for Lydia to find out more and register. You can also email her at lrussell@appcaa.org. Our Financial Workshops are Absolutely FREE and open to our neighbors in Lee, Scott, Wise Counties and the City of Norton here in far Southwest Virginia. Door prizes will be available as well. We look forward to hearing from you soon and please spread the word! 💙 #FinancialWorkshop #FinancialOpportunityCenter #SWVA #AppCAACares ... See MoreSee Less

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