YOURpath for Adult Learners is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, offering Tuition-Free Adult Basic Education Services to adult learners. We offer our adult students 24 hours/7 days a week access to online GED & HiSET preparation courses in order to gain the content knowledge and literacy/numeracy skills that they need to achieve their high school equivalency diploma through alternative state testing. In addition to offering our students online personalized instruction, we also provide them with tons of resources (e.g. TABE skills Building, supplemental and reinforcement materials; study guides; test-taking tools; 1 on 1 and group tutoring; group support and instructional guidance & support) to ensure that they PASS their GED or HiSET exam and earn their High School Equivalency Diploma.
Why our work is important today, tomorrow and will be for years to come?
Today, there are 34 million adults in the U.S. without a high school diploma (Ad Council, 2019) and according to statistics, each “High school dropout costs the U.S. more than $11 billion in lost tax revenue and more than $163,000 in lost tax revenue over a lifetime.” (American Public Health Association, 2018). Additionally, a recent study from the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), found that 43 million US adults possessed below literacy skills, which meant that they were “functionally illiterate in English. As such, they were unable to successfully determine the meaning of sentences, read relatively short texts to locate a single piece of information, or complete simple forms.” (U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION NCES, 2019).
To ensure that every student enrolled in our program achieves his/her high school equivalency diploma by successfully passing either the General Education Development (GED) or the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET), and has access to resources for advance learning and employment/career opportunities upon the attainment of his/her diploma.