Michigan State Representative Thomas Stallworth (7th District) will be at the St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center (SVSFC) on Tuesday, July 2 at 9am to tour their Education Experience which provides free personalized educational programs for Detroit’s children and adults in a safe and supportive environment.
Stallworth, who also sits on the House Education and Detroit Caucus Committees and is the Chairman of the Michigan Legislative Black Caucus, is visiting the Center to see first-hand how the SVSFC program operates and bring attention to the significant federal changes taking place in GED testing beginning in January 2014, including tougher standards and a 500% price increase. In addition, anyone currently taking the multi-part GED test who has not completed all segments by the end of the year will have their partial scores wiped out and have to start from the beginning in 2014 on an online only basis.
It is estimated that over 1/3 of Detroit residents do not have a high school diploma or GED which is in many cases a requirement for even the most meager forms of employment. The SVSF helps thousands of Metro Detroiters obtain their GED’s and is feverishly working towards encouraging residents to complete their testing and urging others to start and complete the process before the tough new standards, higher payments and on-line only testing begins in January 2014.