A Tennessee teen is showing that anything is possible, even in the most difficult of circumstances, after getting accepted into more than 40 schools and racking up some $3 million in scholarships—something that he accomplished while being homeless.
“Never let your current situation, whatever circumstances you’re going through, be a mountain that you can’t climb,” Tupac Mosley told Fox13Memphis.
Mosley, who was named valedictorian of Raleigh Egypt High School’s graduating class maintained a 4.3 GPA all while moving from home to home, often not knowing where he would go, or how he would manage to get to school.
“After my father passed, we fell behind on bills and we ended up getting evicted from our home February 21 of this year,” he explained. “So, we went to different homes so far and we were blessed to have For the Kingdom.
For the Kingdom is a camping site and nonprofit that helps urban children and teens get on the right path.
Mosley said that if the director hadn’t allowed him and his family to stay at the site, his college dreams may not have come true.
Now, Mosley is headed to Tennessee State University to major in electrical engineering, and is thanking all the teachers who believed in him.
“I knew that I had to make them proud. I knew that their investment was worth it and just show them that – yes, everything that you poured into me was worth $3 million and counting,” he said.