Kenyatta Tyler Perseveres at The Excel Center

Kenyatta Tyler Perseveres at The Excel Center

Surrounding yourself with the right people can bring out qualities in yourself that you didn’t know existed. That’s exactly what happened when Kenyatta Tyler enrolled at The Excel Center® . Even with life’s trials and obstacles, Kenyatta was able to stay on track and...
Mother Pursues Diploma to Increase Job Opportunities

Mother Pursues Diploma to Increase Job Opportunities

Dropping out of high school can leave an individual uncertain of their future and unmotivated to pursue new opportunities. However, when Angie Contreras was laid off from her job for eight months and was rejected after 14 job applications, she knew she needed to do...
Adult Education Helped Heather Aim Higher

Adult Education Helped Heather Aim Higher

  When Heather Simmons learned about The Excel Center®, a free high school for adults, she’d been out of high school for 18 years, working in the fast food industry. At 35 years old, she wanted more for herself and her family. “I had been on my own since 15 years...
Supporting Family While Earning a Diploma

Supporting Family While Earning a Diploma

When Gary Moore was 11 years old, his mother became ill, and he dropped out of school to work and help support his younger sisters. As his siblings grew older, Gary thought he might return to school, until his family suffered more hardship. “After my grandpa’s...
Disabilities Aren’t Stopping this Excel Center Student

Disabilities Aren’t Stopping this Excel Center Student

Jacob Barrett, a valued associate at the Goodwill store in Shelbyville, originally graduated from the Indiana School for the Blind. He decided to pursue a life skills path that focused on achieving independence as an adult rather than a Core 40 diploma. In addition to...

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