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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!

“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”

“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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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

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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We look forward to working with our other partners to serve these participants. See you in Norton or St. Charles Tuesday, July 16th.

We look forward to working with our other partners to serve these participants. See you in Norton or St. Charles Tuesday, July 16th.If your community organization or church is providing or would like to provide relief services to the families impacted by the closure of Blackjewel, you are invited to join us at one of the outreach events being held across the region next week. Please contact Rachel Patton at 276-608-1851 as soon as possible to reserve your booth space. ... See MoreSee Less

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Hello Community Partners & Friends!

We are so excited to announce that the Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA) is sponsoring our upcoming Open House Fundraising event. There will be a variety of food, fun activities, door prizes and helpful information to share at our Open House that will be held at our Gate City office located at 175 Military Lane, Gate City, VA!

The Silent Auction fundraiser will be full of amazing donations that we've received from Dollywood tickets to baskets made by local artisans. We also will be raffling two adults bikes that were donated to us to help raise funds. Tickets for the raffle will be available at the registration tent. The Silent Auction will open on Monday, July 8th and close on Thursday, July 11 @ 6 pm. Stop by anytime during our office hours (8 - 4:30) Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday to check out the Silent Auction items and start placing your bids!

All of the proceeds of the fundraiser will go to AppCAA's General Fund which was depleted under former leadership. AppCAA is rebuilding and we are asking for you support during this time!

We look forward to seeing you, your family and friends on Thursday, July 11 from noon to 6 pm.

Stop by and visit anytime!
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Congratulations Lydia!!  Way to go!

Congratulations Lydia!! Way to go!Congrats to one of AppCAA’s amazing AmericaCorps VISTA volunteers Lydia Russell of Lee County, VA for completing her GED requirements and receiving her diploma!

We are so proud of her and are inspired by her determination and focus! Way to go Lydia!!! 🎉🎉🎉 #CommunityAction #EducationMatters #AppCAACares #WeLoveOurEmployees #WeLoveOurVolunteers #TeamAppCAA #SWVA #LeeCountyVA
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Congratulations Lydia Russell from a former GED teacher. Take that GED follow your dream.

Lydia!! Wow!! What you have accomplished since January is AMAZING!!

Keep up the good work.

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