in Youth Correctional Facilities - Student Testimonial's Pilot Program is helping students around the world take college courses on their journey to earning college credit. Read what 19-year-old Austin at the Eastern Oregon Youth Correctional Facility has to say about how's Pilot Program makes learning easier for students of all backgrounds.

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' has brought college to us kids. Many of us graduates complain and gripe about just being able to do College Odyssey and normal high school stuff that doesn't get us anywhere, so when college came to us we were very excited, me especially.

I took - and in the first two weeks I had finished - the course on mathematics. I took some notes and I walked through them a couple times afterwards. And after walking through the notes I got a pretty good grasp with our teacher's help as well; she's helped me walk through some logarithms and some geometric series, and that's the stuff that I'm going to take. Right now I'm waiting on the preliminary tests so I can test myself to see what I need to work on.'


' also has a great U.S. History course. One of the things I do like is they use different teachers to walk you through each step of everything. Different teachers tune in with different people. They have different personalities, different ways they teach. It walks you through it and then it gives you the quizzes and the tests afterwards that you can use to make sure you know what you're going over.'


'Honestly I'd like to come out of here with almost a degree and be able to go out into society with something to give them. The problem is that I don't have any family. I don't have anyone to help me on the outs. The only person I have is me. So paying for the college credits, the college tests, is what's going to be difficult for me. I'm going to finish all the courses I can before I get out, therefore having enough credits to actually do something with when I get out in college.

When I do get out in college one thing this did open up is the actual thought about me going to a college. That's one thing that, before I came in here, I was like 'Yeah, I'm probably not going to do that, that's probably not for me.' But after doing, it's helped me with studying, note-taking; it's opened up that door, and I'm really looking at going to college in the future.'

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