"Skip the Drama"
According to the US Census Bureau, more than 37 million adults ages 16 and above do not have a high school diploma. Data shows that high school dropouts earn substantially less than high school graduates and have a lower quality of life. Many must work multiple jobs to support their families--and without a GED® diploma, they tend to get the lowest paid and least stable jobs. 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 GED® Achievement campaign seeks to combat this critical issue by encouraging young adults without a high school diploma to take the first steps toward a better future and sign up for free GED® classes in their area. The "Skip the Drama" campaign highlights how not having a GED® diploma can cause unnecessary drama, and situations like filling out a job application that seem normal and mundane, can become nerve-wracking and intense when questions of education arise.
The PSAs direct audiences to visit YourGED.org or call 1-877-38-YOURGED, where they can find free literacy centers and GED® classes, learn the basics of earning a GED® diploma, and hear real stories from people who have already successfully completed classes and earned their GED® diploma. Launched in 2010, the campaign has already helped more than 600,000 adults find free GED® test-prep classes in their area.