Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Honors Student Goes from Homeless to Harvard

(Original post via GOOD)

(Photo by flickr user mararie)

David Boone was a ggood student. He was motivated, got good grades, and planned on going to college. One little problem, though: he became homeless at the age of 14.

A school nurse and his principal found out about this and took him in, and this fall he'll be attending Harvard University as a freshman. This just goes to show how a good mentor and someone seeing a person's potential can change that person's life.

"My principal had given me Ron Suskind’s book A Hope in the Unseen about Cedric Jennings' journey from the inner city to the Ivy League," writes Boone. "That story gave me the courage not only to apply to college, but also to aim for academically rigorous schools."

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