Ad Council – Finish Your Diploma #HatsOffToYou

This is a social good post on behalf of the Ad Council. All thoughts and opinions are those of our own.
The AdCouncil and FinishYourDiploma.org have launched a new campaign to celebrate the adults who have finished their diploma and to inspire those who feel like they have been alone or did not know where to turn to find resources and tools for free adult education in their community.

There is always so much excitement around the weeks leading up to back to school. We get our shopping lists for supplies, new school clothes, and we start getting ourselves prepared for a new schedule. And even as parents, when our kids go back to school, our schedules change. Do you know an adult who is also going through this back to school routine? Many times we do not stop to think about the adults in our lives, friends, family, and co-workers, who might be working on furthering their education as well.

And I am not just talking about college classes. I am talking about those hardworking adults who, for one reason or another, were unable to finish their high school diploma or equivalency. Maybe they had to get a job to help support their family, maybe they became mothers at an early age – whatever the reason – we need to celebrate, encourage and inspire anyone who feels like they have nowhere to turn if they were unable to get their high school diploma. Because they are not alone and there is help out there!

Without a high school diploma, opportunities in today’s economy can be limited. In fact, nearly 30% of adults with household incomes at or below the federal poverty line do not have a high school credential. The AdCouncil and FinishYourDiploma.org have launched a new campaign to celebrate the adults who have finished their diploma and to inspire those who feel like they have been alone or did not know where to turn to find resources and tools for free adult education in their community.

Since the campaign initially launched in 2010, Finish Your Diploma has helped more than 800,000 adults in all 50 states find free test-prep classes in their area.

The AdCouncil and FinishYourDiploma.org have launched a new campaign to celebrate the adults who have finished their diploma and to inspire those who feel like they have been alone or did not know where to turn to find resources and tools for free adult education in their community.

Please help us get the word out about the network of thousands of free adult education classes available throughout the country. You know people in your community who want to further their education and they can benefit from this information!

In most communities, local nonprofits and literacy centers are able to offer free classes to help adults prepare for the GED, TASC, or HiSET high school equivalency tests. If we, as a community, can get people in the door, these centers will provide support and guidance on the path towards higher education. For many adults, earning a high school equivalency diploma is the first step toward a college degree, better job, or brighter future.

How else can you help in your local community?

The AdCouncil and FinishYourDiploma.org have launched a new campaign to celebrate the adults who have finished their diploma and to inspire those who feel like they have been alone or did not know where to turn to find resources and tools for free adult education in their community.

Join the #HatsOffToYou Social Media Campaign – One thing that unites graduates in the U.S. is the tossing of a cap to celebrate their tremendous achievement. The AdCouncil and FinishYourDiploma.org are asking people to toss a hat in support of adult graduates and to inspire others to get their diplomas. Simply film a short video or Instagram Boomerang, or take a picture of yourself tossing any hat you have available. Use the hashtag #HatsOffToYou and tag @FinishYourDiploma on Instagram. Example: I’m tossing my hat to show my support for the thousands of hard-working adults who will earn their high school diplomas this year #HatsOffToYou. Will you be next? Visit FinishYourDiploma.org for helpful tips. @FinishYourDiploma

Disclosure: Everything Mommyhood was not compensated for this social good post. All thoughts and opinions are those of our own and were not influenced  in anyway. This is a social good post and I believe in sharing this sort of information with our readers.

Comments

  1. This is such a good idea!

  2. Such a cool thing. there are some people who hold them selves back because they don’t have one and don’t realize that they can get one.

  3. This is awesome. Not everyone has the ability to complete the education they desire due to various reasons. Financial issues, family obligations etc….can get in the way. So many can benefit from programs like this.

  4. This is such a great idea. I am sure it will help many. I will help spread the word. Thank you so much for sharing

  5. This is such a great campaign. I’ve had people close to me that didn’t finish high school because of life situations and made them feel bad about themselves. Thankfully there are programs in place to get one. I will definitely share this. Thanks so much! 🙂

  6. Ronald Gagnon says:

    I wish this opportunity would have been around in 1979..I was badly hurt playing football at University and required 4 major operations over 5 years..I only needed 3 courses to complete my degree..but it took me the 5 years to be able to finish

  7. Ronald Gagnon says:

    I only wish this had been available when I had to delay my University graduation due to a serious injury

  8. Ronald Gagnon says:

    I was seriously hurt at University back in the early 1970’s it took me 4 more years to complete the last year…I wish was available then

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