BOONEVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - Megan McCormick is a single mother who dropped out of high school and turned to the MI-BEST program at Northeast Mississippi Community College (NEMCC) for a second chance at an education.
The program helps dropouts earn their high school equivalency diploma and college credits as a part-time student.
Megan McCormick is studying to become a nurse.
It also offers multiple forms of support outside of the classroom.
“Now there’s really not an excuse not to go back to school,” McCormick said. “They provide transportation assistance, which would be like gas cards weekly for certain classes. But also, they gave me a meal ticket for here at Northeast so I get my meals for free. They paid for my iPad.”
She is now studying to get her registered nursing degree.
If you are interested in joining the MI-BEST program, open this link.