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Indy Reads adding high school diploma classes

INDIANAPOLIS (Inside INdiana Business) — Indy Reads will add free High School Equivalency diploma classes to its existing offerings of adult literacy, English language and workforce training programs. The organization says more than 14% of adults in Marion County do not have a high school diploma.

“It has become clear now, more than ever, that many of our students need to earn a High School Equivalency diploma, or HSE diploma,” said CEO Ryan King, of the credential formerly known as the GED. “With the economy reopening, the competition for jobs will be fierce. We want to help make sure those that do not have a high school diploma aren’t left behind.”

The HSE program was devised from over 30 years of work from Indy Reads, and will offer teacher-led classes, along with volunteers and AmeriCorps members. Interested students will need to attend orientation on July 21-22 before starting classes, which are slated to begin July 27. 

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