“It means so much because, as a kid growing up in the inner city and a lot of African-American kids, you don’t really think past high school,” James later told reporters. “You don’t really know your future. You hear high school all the time, and you graduate high school and then you never think past that because either it’s not possible or your family’s not financially stable to even be able to support a kid going to college.”
The first class eligible for a scholarship will graduate in the spring of 2021. YAAAAAASSSSSS!!!!
I am a product of a similar arrangement. Programs like this really do work, as long as the people involved maintain their support of the children involved.