Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World

Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World (GA) is an internationally recognized, 16-20 week program known for its interactive small group format. No one “teaches” you what you want to learn – you discover what’s best for you. Getting Ahead  helps individuals impacted by poverty to build their resources needed for a better life.

green chalkboard stick figure on stairs to success

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.

Mark Twain

Catch a glimpse of Getting Ahead news coverage on I-270 News of WHAG TV.

The Getting Ahead curriculum:

New groups form about twice a year, and we’re looking for more participants!

Donations of group meals are needed.

Are you interested in sponsoring a weekly meal for our Getting Ahead program, either through a monetary gift or by delivering food? We have two options for you: visit our Sponsorship Page to make a monetary gift or volunteer to provide a meal through our Meals Sign Up page.

However you choose to sponsor a meal, we will recognize your business or individual contribution on our website, social media pages, and a placard at our weekly Getting Ahead program. You may also choose to remain anonymous, just let us know!

Group 4 Graduates August 6, 2018
Left to right: Co-Facilitator Brian Neville, Jessi Miller, Shawna Ruby, Nancy Allene Saxton, Co-Facilitator Kelly Overholtzer, Priscilla Bateman, Debbie Arnold, Michael Legenzov, Chastity Henning, Makeba McCrary. (Not pictured, Willy Ngiratraol and Co-Facilitator Missy Shank)

Are you tired of just getting by? Ready to start getting ahead?

Applications are now being accepted.

Fill out the brief application on the back of the GA brochure
Return to: Facilitator Kelly Overholtzer
Seton Center
226 East Lincoln Avenue
Emmitsburg, MD 21727.


Building Your Resources workshops are currently on hold due to the pandemic.

If you’d like to support the Investigators and be part of their long-term, sustainable growth, opportunities include:

Need more info?

For more information, to express interest in participating or providing a meal, send a message or call Kelly Overholtzer.

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