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Growing up in a single-parent household with four siblings, Brian Davis made a choice he would long regret: dropping out of high school. Finding the door closed on meaningful employment, Brian tried time and again to attain his GED®.

In 2012, Brian enrolled in GED® preparation classes at District 1199C Training and Upgrading Fund, and his life began to turn around. Nine months of motivation and support from his GED® tutor Teresa led to the proud day on June 5, 2013, when Brian Davis crossed a stage to receive his GED® diploma—34 years since he left high school.

Brian’s goal is to become a behavioral health technician, contribute to his household, and inspire others by his example. He is on the path to fulfilling his dreams, and has inspired his longtime girlfriend to enroll in classes so she can realize dreams of her own.


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