Guests: Oscar Mireles, Executive Director, Omega School; Krystal Sanchez, Omega School graduate
Founded in 1972, the Omega School has helped more than 10,000 people earn their GED (General Education Degree) or HSED (High School Equivalent Degree) through individualized instruction – helping students tackle barriers that prevented them from succeeding in a traditional setting. “It doesn’t take much to get off track in life,” says Oscar Mireles, who has served as the school’s executive director for 22 years. “That’s where Omega can help!”
On this program, Oscar Mireles takes us into the supportive and informal atmosphere of Omega School and describes how they are able to achieve positive outcomes for students of all ages who want to complete their high school education.
Joining Oscar is Krystal Sanchez who graduated from Omega School 17 years ago and is now a graduate student at Edgewood College in the Sustainability, Leadership & Social Innovation program. Krystal shares her personal story of a troubled home life which led to her being a high school dropout and on her own by age 15. She credits Oscar Mireles and Omega School for introducing her to the higher educational path she is now enjoying.
Serving also as Madison’s Poet Laureate, Oscar Mireles concludes the program with one of his favorite poems.