All my life I have had to overcome problems that I thought would never happen to me.
Beginning my first year of high school through what was supposed to be my junior year, I had no priorities or motivation to go to school.
Sean Fulayter’s story is both humbling and inspiring. Sean comes to us from Michigan after overcoming unbelievable obstacles.
Marquin came to Dallas Can Academy a year ago after getting kicked out of public school. That shattered his mother’s dreams.
The only thing Mariano could depend on in life was his mother’s love. His mom and step-dad immigrated to the United States when he was one.
At age sixteen Kimberly lost her dad unexpectedly. It was absolutely devastating. She was emotionally paralyzed for an entire year.
How do you go from living life on the edge and not caring about consequences to thinking twice about everything you do, how it will affect your life a
If you happen to be the oldest in your family, it’s likely you’ve heard someone tell you to set a good example for your younger siblings.
Myreon Jackson is graduating a year early from high school. He never thought that was possible. School had always been a struggle for him.
What do you do when you are nineteen, a single mother of three with a ninth grade education and no job prospects? Sounds like a challenge that most pe
Tenni Nicholson was only two when her dad died, but her mom never stopped reminding Tenni how much he loved her.
Most of Kim’s childhood was clouded by severe depression caused by physical and psychological abuse she suffered as a young girl.
The Marquez sisters (Anna, Axa and Naara) came to the United States with their mom and her boyfriend when they were very young. Ana is shy and funny.
The first thing Immanuel said to me when we started talking was that he had a good life growing up.
“I have big expectations for my life. I want to get involved in government so that I can make a difference in people’s lives…
Patricia lives with her mom, her little brother and sister and her daughter Analy.
Precious has a very simple goal in life. “I want to have a happy home,” she said. It’s not that she didn’t have a happy home.
A lot of people say having a strong man around is important to boys growing up. Prince Green knows it’s true.
Shawn’s mom was a single parent who raised five children alone.
Jasmine is the baby in her family. She has two older brothers and one sister. Her recollection of her parents is hazy.
Tiffany is calm, serene, wise and strong-minded like her parents.
As you talk to Theo you can see his mind at work. This young man has always focused on being successful and he has a plan.
It is safe to say Jordan never focused on school. He hung out with his friends and played football and basketball.
Jose Morales didn’t grow up in a “Leave It To Beaver” family, but he had it better than most in his neighborhood.
Latisha explained that her extended family reminded her of the Huxtables. When everyone got together there was nothing but laughter.
Getting her high school diploma is a big deal for Shakota. She will be the first in her family to graduate from high school.
When Lexia was six, her mom was murdered by a friend. Since Lexia’s dad was in jail, her grandparents were given custody.
Imagine having seven siblings, two parents, and not living with any of them.
With her innocent and open spirit you would never suspect Samantha came from such a volatile upbringing.
Samson’s dad had always been his inspiration. He came here at eighteen and learned English very quickly.
John was brought up in a turbulent family, so in many ways the path he followed is not unexpected.
Lillith’s parents were never married, and neither one of them was in a position to assume responsibility for her.
Venicio grew up in a tight family. His sisters were grown and no longer at home.