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Q & A with Mallory Cantu

Mallory Cantu & Family

Mallory Cantu [far right], a LearningQuest Welfare to Work HSE 2020 Graduate, with her daughters

“Be a better role model for my kids” – Mallory Cantu

Mallory Cantu started her journey at LearningQuest in January of 2020 as a Welfare to Work student.  After only five short months and dedication to studying, she finally earned her High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma, removing one more barrier on her journey.  Meet Mallory:

LearningQuest (LQ): Where did you grow up and what was life like?

Mallory (M): I grew up in El Centro, a small town where everyone knew everyone. Life was good and I had a good childhood.

LQ: What stopped you from finishing High School?

M: I got pregnant toward the end of ninth grade and never went back.

LQ: Why did you decide to earn your diploma?

M: Be a better role model for my kids.

LQ: Did you have any struggles in the classroom? If so, what were they?

M: No, everything was amazing.

LQ: Were there things (like family, work, etc.) outside of the classroom that made focusing on or completing classwork difficult? If so, what were they?

M: No, I always made time for my schoolwork.