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Leading The Pack! G.e.D. Prep & Training

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Leading The Pack! G.e.D. Prep & Training

The dearth of G.E.D. programs available on Saturday in Baltimore is almost non-existent and we believe this is our greatest advantage.  Our G.E.D. preparation and training program is titled, “Leading the Pack!” and will directly and positively impact 10 at-risk, disadvantaged youth ages ... Read More

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The dearth of G.E.D. programs available on Saturday in Baltimore is almost non-existent and we believe this is our greatest advantage.  Our G.E.D. preparation and training program is titled, “Leading the Pack!” and will directly and positively impact 10 at-risk, disadvantaged youth ages 18 to 27 in Baltimore, MD.  Leading the Pack! is a 5-month, Saturday only program from 9AM to 3PM.  We offer a unique approach that other traditional G.E.D. training programs do not.  While many G.E.D. programs focus primarily on textbook teaching, we use hands-on, integrated, disciplinary instruction and contextualized learning to build connections across many topics so that motivation and engagement increases, but more importantly, the style and approach helps improve learning ability.  Further, evidence-based research shows that when smaller group sizes are used, the ability to retain information is better.  Thus, we have a 1:3 teacher-student ratio, which is another unique distinction that separates us from other programs. 

Ultimately, our platform will serve as a conduit for post-secondary education or vocation/skill trades training aspirations – supporting the pathway from G.E.D. to college and/or skilled trade certification aspirations.  Our collaborative partnership with a transitional housing agency that serves former transitional and homeless youth in Baltimore, MD was strategically formed to address the lack of education need.  Our G.E.D. program addresses two critical needs: a) the scarcity of G.E.D. programs available on the weekend, and 2) better employability skills and increase aptitude.  Further, the partnership will have a great cause-and-effect impact on quality of life now and in the future of these at-risk youth in several ways: 1) obtaining a G.E.D. is seen as a rite of passage for current and future employment opportunities; 2) employers look at a G.E.D. as demonstrating one can follow rules and regulations as opposed to having no G.E.D.; 3) more educational opportunities, e.g., many trade and vocational schools accept the G.E.D.; 4) participants will enhance overall knowledge base and learning capacity; and 5) wage earning power increases.  Therefore, our program serves a dual focus and purpose—literacy and economic empowerment.

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Leading The Pack! G.e.D. Prep & Training

Lagena Smith, on behalf of

Inspiring G-Style, Inc.

According to the U.S. Census (2014), there are 619,493 people who live in Baltimore, MD, and a 2019 white paper report estimated 80,768 individuals in Baltimore City do not have a high school diploma. We created a solution to their lack of literacy programs available on the weekend.

Lagena Smith

I am a motivated difference maker who wants to bring positive change to inner-city communities. I have a passion for helping the poor, disadvantaged and underserved population. My purpose is to help others achieve success.

Aspen Hill, Maryland

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    Johnetta Grimes

    3 months ago