“It’s all very surreal” Michael said at his GED Certificate celebration party. Michael came to Crossroads in the midst of acquiring his GED. Enrolled in a previous GED program that ran out of funding, Michael was only two tests away from completing his course. He was looking for an opportunity to finish what he started. That’s when he and his program manager contacted Crossroads. He was referred to the Learning Center at Crossroads in January and after working with our staff setting goals, putting together a plan, and studying hard, Michael achieved something he originally thought wasn’t possible. Michael talked about his journey through Crossroads with other students in our education and employment services programs. Hoping to be an inspiration for them, he gave them tips that helped him get through the tougher moments of test preparation. Michael achieved one of his goals and plans on continuing his education and going to school to work on small engine and motorcycle repair. The Learning Center at Crossroads has a dedicated staff that works with students creating a personalized plan. Meeting one-on-one or in small group sessions, they commit at least 4 hours a week in working towards their identified learning goals. Crossroads would not be able to continue offering these kinds of programs to the homeless and disconnected without the generosity of our donors and supporters in the Rhode Island community. If you’d like to help make a difference in someone’s life, please donate now .