Mark Twain & Sonny's Kids
Making a Difference
Sonny's Kids, along with the Mark Twain School of Montgomery
County have joined forces to create the Sonny's Kids GED center.
The GED center was started to help young adults, who for many
reasons are unable to finish four years of high school, reach
their potential by recieving their high school equivalency
diploma. It is projected that 6-7 students will receive their
GED's this year because they were actively invloved with the
Headed by teacher Michael Walsh, the GED center is, as he
calls it, "the anti-classroom because it removes every
barrier for success that are found in a typical classroom."
The center is the only one of its kind that focuses its efforts
on young adults, and is currently using special learning software
that will taylor itself to each individual student to provide
the help where it is needed most. Mr. Walsh works closely
with each student to ensure thier success; he says that he
will not send a student to take their GED if they are not
ready. Failure is the last thing these kids need, so until
they are sure of thier own success, he will keep working with
them. Mr. Walsh is truely an inspiration as a person and as
a teacher. We wish him and his students the best of luck everyday,
and will continue to support them in anyway possible.