These men and women are incarcerated but through our partnership they were the first group of inmates to receive a GED through our virtual program. Below is the official copy from the Sheriffs office and some pictures we would like to add:
Today we celebrated the accomplishments of Ashleigh Brown who completed the requirements established by the Virginia Department of Education and received her GED!!! Ms. Brown is the FIRST graduate of the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office virtual GED Academy.
The virtual GED Academy was made possible thanks to Calvary Revival Church and the House of Esther Organization who donated the GED program and the computers for inmates to use. We are thankful for and value the partnership we have with both of these amazing organizations.
We are equally grateful for the partnership that we have with Norfolk Public Schools who has teachers on-hand to provide education to inmates.
Additionally, we would like to publicly thank the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office Programs Department for making this program a reality. The vision of the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office is to make a difference in the lives of others as far as we can reach. 96% of inmates in the Norfolk City Jail will re-enter society and the NSO Programs Division does a wonderful job of making a difference in the lives of those within the Norfolk City Jail and ensuring inmates have the skills they need to be successful upon their return to society.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ASHLEIGH AND TO EVERYONE INVOLVED IN MAKING THIS PROGRAM A SUCCESS!