GED preparation classes at The Spot youth center

GED class at The Spot Youth center

GED classes meet Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 6 pm to 9 pm.

In partnership with the Community College of Denver's GED Institute, The Spot youth center offers youth ages 17 to 24 self-paced GED study guides and instruction three nights a week at The Spot by the GED/College Coordinator, Kelly Murphy. Each student decides individually how fast to proceed. Students can take all materials home or do work at The Spot with the help of our instructors. This is especially helpful to those youth who work or have family obligations.An average of 20-30 students attend our youth center's GED preparation program each night.

Once students are ready, they are referred to the Emily Griffith Opportunity School to take the official test. To remove the financial barrier of testing, The Spot pays the $60 test fee for the youth.

The GED consists of five sub-tests: math, science, social studies, literature(which is reading), and writing.

Class of 2000 Spot Youth center graduatesOnce a year, The Spot conducts a graduation ceremony and party. Students even select their own class ring. In October of 2000 The Spot youth center graduated 26 students. Our class of 2001 had an amazing 108 graduates. The ceremony was held at The Adam's Mark Hotel in downtown Denver and was sponsored by the John and Diane Leede family.

Our youth center's GED program is made possible by generous donations from Milagro Foundation, Diane and John Leede, Graham Foundation, and Social Venture Partners of Denver.