"No One Gets A Diploma Alone"
More than 29 million adults in the U.S. do not have a high school diploma. Data shows that adults without a diploma tend to work multiple jobs in the least stable positions, earn less money than high school graduates, and experience a lower quality of life. In fact, recent data shows that nearly 30 percent of adults with household incomes at or below the federal poverty line do not have a high school credential.
The High School Equivalency campaign seeks to combat this critical issue by encouraging those without a high school diploma to take the first steps toward a better future and sign up for free adult education classes in their area. The “No One Gets A Diploma Alone” campaign celebrates the hard work of adults who have recently finished their high school diploma – and inspires those adults that have yet to complete high school. Through a series of surprise parties for recent graduates and their families, PSAs encourage adults and their loved ones to use the help that’s waiting through free adult education classes around the country.
The PSAs direct audiences to visit FinishYourDiploma.org, where they can find free literacy centers and adult education classes, learn the basics of earning a high school equivalency, and hear real stories from people who have successfully completed classes and finished their high school diploma. Launched in 2010, the campaign has already helped more than 780,000 adults find free adult education classes in their area.