[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”1106″ border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”full”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Destiny, 17, is currently living on her own in her own apartment with her boyfriend and nine month old son. Destiny was nine months pregnant when she was attempting to pass the OAKS exam in high school and failed the math portion of the test and was unable to meet the timeline of the OAKS requirement to graduate on time. She heard from one of her teachers about the NCRC assessment and was thrilled to find out that it would count toward her math requirements and graduation. She passed the assessment in October and is now able to graduate on time. She was in a real need to graduate so that she can get more hours at Panera Bread, where she works and so that she can continue college. She is planning on focusing on Humanistic Psychology so that she can become a psychologist or counselor someday.

Destiny called the NCRC her “second chance” because the OAKS only allows so many tries to pass and this test enabled her to complete the math portion in a way she could understand. She felt that the NCRC brought in a real world perspective on what is required in the workplace.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]