One step at a time toward a future: "There is no way I can fail"

A high school graduation for teens is a rite of passage into adulthood. For adults like John Albiar, who left school in the 8th grade, graduation was never an option.

John, now 35, after earning his high school equivalency diploma, and the student speaker in the Collierville Literacy Council’s graduation ceremony held at Central Church on July 20, 2019 said, “I never would have thought two years ago that I would standing here with the life that I have now,” he said.