19 adult students received their High School Equivalency at Begin Anew’s Winter Graduation held on Saturday, December 10th at Nashville First Baptist Church. Approximately 150 people attended the graduation ceremony. Acapella singing group, ONE WORD performed and Cynthia Scott received the Mary Frances Turner Award for Volunteerism for devoting her technical knowledge and skills to our ministry. In 2016, Begin Anew served 405 men, women and children in downtown Nashville, Madison, Williamson County and the Woodbine area.
Rosalinda Diaz, one of the graduates, shared her journey at Begin Anew from the stage. She said, “It is important to show and tell our kids that education is important and we have to have it to be successful in life. I am ready to start a new career, doing something I love. Thank you Begin Anew for the program that you provide for us women and men; for giving us that second chance to be successful”.