kurt streeter is an african american teenager who grew up in one of south los angeles most violent neighborhoods. he studied at jefferson high school where he had excellent marks that led him to be a straight -a student. in consequence, he was accepted to uc berkeley, one of the nation's most renowned public universities.
his mother lillie, often worked two jobs to make ends meet. that is why, she paid an elderly neighbor sylvia to feed and care for kashawn.
kashawn loved sylvia as if she were his grandmother. he used what sylvia taught him and expanded it. that meant deciding that the life he was surrounded by wasn't what he wanted his future to be.
kashawn thought that he had to be the one to push himself to do beyond well in order to change his life and make it better.
that is the reason why, despite his struggles in the first months at university, kashawn wanted to succeed at the university of california, berkeley and he did it. finally, he could succeed
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