Learning Labs celebrate students’ GED accomplishments

December 14th, 2018
Rashida Tlaib, U.S. Representative-elect for Michigan's 13th Congressional district, takes a selfie with Adult Learning Labs' students Anita Gaona and Sherry Hernton.

Southwest Solutions’ Adult Learning Labs held a special celebration to recognize the accomplishments of students working on their GED. Students received certificates to mark their progress. Several students attending the celebration have now completed their GED.

Rashida Tlaib, U.S. Representative-elect for Michigan’s 13th Congressional district, served as the keynote speaker at the event. Rashida grew up in southwest Detroit, and she spoke about her personal history of learning English, advancing her education, and fighting to provide equitable opportunities for all.
“I want you to be inspired to go forward,” Rashida said to the gathering of students and their families. “What you accomplish will be inspiring to your children. You inspire me and give me hope about our country. You’re laying the foundation of our nation’s future.”

The Adult Learning Labs celebration was the second annual. It took place at the Ford Resource and Engagement Center (The Mercado).

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