Peninsula College and the United Way of Clallam County are working together to help anyone who is working to complete their GED, but is facing barriers that are keeping them from reaching their goals. Why: Every year approximately 500 students in Clallam County sign-up to finish their high school equivalency and only about 10% actually fulfill the requirements. Some of these students stop working on their GED because of financial need, such as, transportation or childcare. The fund allows students to apply for assistance to pay for things like bus passes, utility bills, and childcare so that they can reach their goal of receiving their high school diploma. On average, having your GED leads to earning $10,000 more each year and being qualified for more jobs.
Contact the United Way of Clallam County for more information.