Our educational training for GED and college preparation is provided by qualified individuals who may have had their own issues with substance abuse in the past.
As an example, D. Thom, co-founder of Academic Social Innovation, is a dedicated professional with a doctoral degree in education. In the past, he has had his own issues with substance abuse, however, he now has 29 years free for substance abuse.
In service to our community, we have been able to help learners receive either their GED or college preparartion and get into college. Although education is considered to be open access to all potential learners, in reality, unless they have a GED or score on entrance examination above the cut-off score, they will not recieve financial aid, which prohibits their entry into college. With a 70% rate of completion for a very challenging student body, these previous substance abusers would not have been able to get into college without this educational support.