Homeless high school grad returns to Brooklyn to help kids like himself get to college
BEN CHAPMAN, New York Daily News | July 25, 2011
Homeless high school grad Orayne Williams has returned to the city after his first year away at college – and he’s on a mission to help other street kids get an education.
Now he’s launched an ambitious new charity to help other needy kids get into college. “If I can do it, they can do it,” said Williams.
Even kids in the toughest situations can relate to Williams’ life story.
In his freshman year, he earned a 3.6 grade point average. He had no trouble settling into dorm life. “It’s much nicer than a shelter,” he said.
Williams will head back to college in the fall but, for now, he is working feverishly to get Progressive People Movement off the ground.
A dozen volunteers have already signed on to work with the charity. This fall they’ll visit shelters and community centers to tutor and counsel kids. (Read more)