Rochester Post Bulletin: UCare program aids GED studies in Mower County


EXCERPT: “UCare members in Mower County who are looking to finish their General Education Development degree might be eligible for a pilot program that will help them reach that goal. UCare, an independent, nonprofit health plan — has partnered with GEDWorks to provide people with MinnesotaCare of Families and Children (Medical Assistance) programs the materials they need to earn their GED for free. This includes personal coaching, practice tests, official tests and bilingual study resources. The pilot program is part of UCare’s initiative to provide health and wellness resources to its members as part of a holistic health approach. While 82 percent of Minnesota students earn a high school diploma within four years, this number is lower for low-income students in some rural counties.” FULL STORY: