Coffee County GED Program Offers Pride and Hope

A 21-year-old single mother of two children says her GED will be the springboard to a college degree and a brighter future.

24 Youth Enrichment Services program, YES, graduates officially received their GEDs in a ceremony at Enterprise-Ozark Community College.

YES is a state funded program geared for those 15-to-21 year olds who didn't earn a high school diploma.

2006 YES graduate, Leigh-Ann Fountain of Hartford, who is now an academic honors student at Wallace Community College, was a keynote speaker.

"They gave me confidence in my abilities and put in the effort to make me where I am today as far as studies and in college today," said Fountain.

The YES program graduates are from Geneva, Dale, Coffee, and Covington counties.

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