Matilyn’s Story

We are so proud to report that one of our participants, Matilyn earned her GED
this month! Matilyn is a re-enrollee in FSS. She first participated in FSS between
2016 -2021. Knowing she needs her GED in order to pursue better employment
opportunities, she made it a goal to complete it before her FSS contract ended.
Unfortunately, she suffered a series of personal setbacks and although she
attended classes off and on throughout that time, she was unable to complete
the GED. Undeterred, she immediately reenrolled in FSS upon her 2021
graduation and again set upon completing the goal. In early July, Matilyn
successfully completed her last test and earned her GED! We are so happy for
her and can’t wait to see where she goes from here. Matilyn is now working with
our Mass Hire Career Navigator to select a job training program in the medical
field. Matilyn was also awarded a $500 scholarship for college from The Abisi
Education Center and is considering enrollment at Middlesex Community