"Skip the Drama"
More than 37 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 "Skip the Drama" campaign highlights how not having a high school credential 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 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 600,000 adults find free adult education classes in their area.