Kevuntez King has been selling newspapers for 5 years to earn money for studying in college.
Craigmont High School student has been selling newspapers from the age of 12 to 17 and now he has got enough money to pay for college.
King ’s story became widely known when one of his neighbors, Molly Laster, took a photo of him while he was selling newspapers in cap and gown.
Kevuntez King says, “When it came down to school, my mom didn’t have to come out of pocket to do anything or I didn’t have to take out any loans to go to school.”
He adds a few advises for his peers, “Make sure you surround yourself with people that’s trying to go up in life and not trying to bring you down. Just stay positive and always believe in yourself and push for it.”
It’s not a secret for anybody that college education is not an easily affordable thing for members of black communities in U.S. This story is a nice role model for black youth who is striving to get in college. When the government doesn’t care about your future you have every opportunity to take it in your own hands.
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