Homeless 19-year-old boy gets the chance to prove himself, gains admission to US university
Despite the difficulties of being homeless 19-year-old Jeremiah Armstead battled his way to securing a position at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, in the United States.
Jeremiah Armstead relocated to California with his mother, brother, and sister when he was a high school student.
Throughout his high school years at the Long Beach Polytechnic High School in California, they resided in both automobiles and domestic violence shelters.
He decided to utilize his difficulties as fuel and inspiration to work toward success as a result of his struggles. He put a lot of effort into his studies and his basketball career.
Jeremiah Armstead was ultimately accepted to Fisk University after spending three years in a homeless situation with his family.
That’s all I needed. That’s all I ever needed in life was a chance’” Armstead said, according to the outlet.
“I just want to show people that’s in my circumstances like ‘don’t stop.’ Don’t ever think of giving up because just like that, stuff could change,” he added
While staying at his friend’s house, Jeremiah Armstead’s mother, Mindy Brooks excitedly shared the news of Jeremiah’s acceptance to the university and also as a member of the university’s basketball team.
“I’m not surprised Jeremiah is where he’s at today. I’m not surprised because he’s always been a good person,” she told the outlet
Jeremiah was able to attend High School with the support of organizations such as We Educate Brilliant Minds and Sisters of Watts.
He narrated that it was tough for him to be homeless and juggle everything to emerge successful.
“I was bringing smarts, of course, but it was hard to do that being homeless and juggling everything, like domestic violence situations, just stuff like that.
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It was difficult to think, go to school, and worry about his mother or his brother or sister while living in a shelter or a car, he claimed.
The adolescent will be coached by former LA Clippers basketball player Kenneth Anderson while playing for the Fisk University men’s basketball team.
The teen’s demeanor and work ethic, according to Anderson, impressed him and convinced him that he would be a good match for the squad.