The GED PROGRAM at the Fort Bend County Juvenile Probation Department addresses the educational needs of the children selected to participate in the program. GED classes are held at two Fort Bend County Juvenile Probation locations. The program was developed to address the needs of those juveniles who either had dropped out of regular school or who were considered at-risk of dropping out. The target number of juveniles participating in the program is 10 at any given time. The program meets at the Field Services Building in Richmond and the JJAEP site in Arcola Monday through Thursday from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM.
The Fort Bend County Juvenile Probation Department is aware that these children may need additional services to reach their goal of obtaining a GED. The GED program works closely with Fort Bend County Juvenile Probation Special Programs Unit. They assist in providing individual tutoring in all areas of the GED test. They also work with the kids on improving reading skills through the MY READING COACH program. Lastly, they have resources for job placement and to assist the children in exploring job, career, and educational options.
The GED PROGRAM is designed to help the children see and reach their full potential. The program is visited by guest speakers that provide valuable information. The children have an opportunity to go on field trips to colleges, technical schools and places in the workforce. This allows them to see all that is possible through a GED. All children who obtain a GED will participate in an end of the school year graduation. The children will wear cap and gowns and their families will be invited to celebrate their accomplishment.