In 2008, Rhonda became the first female graduate of the Knox County Sheriff's Detention Facility's GED Program, supported by Friends of Literacy. With her diploma, Rhonda got a job at a local restaurant and quickly earned a promotion to area manager.
As Rhonda says, the GED "gives people a lot of hope and gives you a chance to get re-established on your own feet."
Rhonda is currently working with the Knox County Sheriff's Office to create a program to help former inmates transition successfully into society.
You can make a difference for a student like Rhonda. Did you know that:
- A $55 donation covers the GED testing fee for a deserving student
- A $125 donation covers class at the detention center for one student