A lot can happen as students get involved in the process of achieving their high school equivalency through Begin Anew. They become part of the classroom community and many make new friends who are working on similar goals. Students begin to grow in knowledge and in academic skills, but they also begin to grow in confidence. Something that had seemed, for many, an impossible task begins to become something that they see themselves achieving.
Tyrone Lawrence exemplifies this growth and change that can take place. He has been in the program for almost nine months and has already passed one of the official HiSet exams. Tyrone actively participates in the Bible study time. He willingly shares his own insights and makes contributions that are helpful for the other students, many of whom do not have any personal faith. He can often be found in the parking lot after class visiting with new friends who are in the program.
In recent months,Tyrone has been diligently working on math. His grasp of the material has grown as well as his confidence. He is pictured above giving instructions to his tutor, who is at the whiteboard, about how to do a math problem. Just a few months ago that would never have been possible.
Tyrone entered the program with a goal of having his own line of clothing developed to sell. He has already moved ahead with this project and has some items for sale. He has other goals that require him to finish what he has started at Begin Anew, obtaining his high school diploma. With determination, dedication, and hard work, he can do it! Begin Anew is blessed to be able to be a part of changing the lives of many people. If you would like to be involved, you can find our contact information on this site.