SF in the News: Mentoring Helps GED Students on Path to Success

Neil Wingfield rarely shared that he was a GED student. It’s not something he was proud of, he admits.

“I’ve always felt like there’s a stigma attached to having a GED and people thinking it’s not the same as graduating from high school,” Wingfield, 35, says. “I typically would never share that with anybody because I didn’t want to be looked at as ‘less than.’”

But the college student now has a different outlook on his GED, thanks in large part toPathways to Persistence, a new program at Santa Fe College (SFC) in Florida. The program, launched last fall, aims to help first-time college students who have completed a GED succeed academically and emotionally in college…

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