Portland, Maine (NEWS CENTER)
Months of hard work paid off for five teenagers who graduated from a program designed to help students receive their GEDS.
A special celebration took place at the Portland public library. All of the students had dropped out of high school, but were able to earn enough credits for graduation through the youth building alternatives or YBA program.
The program provided individualized classroom instruction, the students also got on the job training at different businesses in the area including, Wolfe's Neck farm. The majority of the graduates plan to attend college. The program's new class of thirty students will begin next week.