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  • Students will earn GEDs at March 3 Las Artes ceremony

    Feb 28, 2017 | Read More News
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    Las Artes graduateStudents who have battled economic hardships, faced the challenges of parenting and spent time homeless picked up their General Education Development (GED) certificates from Pima County’s Las Artes Arts & Education Center Friday, March 3, at a 10 a.m. ceremony at Dunbar Auditorium, 325 W. 2nd St. 

    Twenty-two students were expected to graduate at the ceremony, which was headlined by a congratulatory address by Pima County Youth One-Stop Manager Daphanie Conner. 

    Las Artes combines structured classroom study with community art projects to prepare students age 17-22 for the GED tests. Their murals, ceramic tiles and other artwork can be seen across Pima County. 

    Qualified case managers coach and counsel students on a variety of issues ranging from language barriers to anger management to legal intervention, which enables the students to be more successful in the classroom. Also speaking at the ceremony will be Valedictorians Jazmyn Nicole Escobar and Justin Richards. 

    Las Artes is a program of the Pima County Community Services, Employment and Training Department. Located at 23 W. 27th St. in South Tucson, the program began nearly 20 years ago and has helped more than 500 students obtain their GED. For more information, please visit Las Artes online.

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