Jamie Rykse

Jamie Rykse
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Jamie Rykse “bridges the gap” for people experiencing homelessness by preparing them for the GED, aiding in testing for the National Career Readiness Certificate, and offering literacy classes to learners of all levels at Heartside Ministry. After becoming homeless herself at age 14, Jamie found refuge at Heartside Ministry. She began volunteering with the GED program and took the lead to make Heartside Ministry an official GED testing center, significantly increasing participation in the program. She is passionate about giving those with mental illnesses or who have faced jail time a second chance through education.