I spent the week celebrating with 4 of our partner programs: 3 graduations plus an impromptu Student of the Year celebration. As a result I feel (somewhat) qualified to survey 'what works in end of the year parties'

Graduates of Community Education Project (CEP) Native Language Literacy/Spanish Language HiSET

In the end, what works, is seeing students succeed. And seeing the community -- in and out of school -- that supported them, celebrating together.  I'm proud that our volunteers are part of that team.

By my (incomplete) count, at least 28 students in classes we work with earned their HiSET this school year. Congratulations graduates, and congratulations to the dozens of others who improved their English and/or took steps towards their HiSET.