A Freah Start
Organized by: Malcolm Lee
Hi everyone. My name is Malcolm. I recently just graduated and was well on my way to college. Like any teen, we make friends along the way through life. In my case, feeling like an outcast; I made friends not thinking about anything but fitting in. They made some wrong decisions and I was caught in the crossfire. In the process, I lost my scholarship to school and my job. My mom is a single mother of 6 and it hurts me so dearly to see her struggling trying to pay all the bills on her own as well as feed, clothe, and keep a steady roof over our head. The economy is already bad and the struggle in this real world to get a job is dreadful. I am currently still trying to find a job and enroll back in school. For the people that read this, all I am asking is to not let me be another statistic for making a wrong decision by hanging around the wrong crowd. I once saw the potential in myself that others told me I have. And I don't want to let myself especially, as well as my mom and 5 younger siblings down. I am looking for a fresh start to have the privilege I once had. To make my mom and myself proud. Not only that but to be a positive role model to my siblings. Seeing the younger generations coming up, I'm always preaching to them about education being everything and looking up to people that will have a positive motivation towards them. For me, that person is my mom. Her independence is what drives me to want to do more to help her with bills and helping raise my siblings to know right from wrong and that fitting in isn't everything. I want to be one of those people! Please, if you can help, it will be much appreciated! I deeply thank everyone in advance.