Praise Our Peeps January 14, 2024
Is Education the Universal Escape From Poverty?
Curated by Trao Thao
Da’juantay Wynter, alumnus of the Grants Advisory Board for Youth, shares a remarkable journey from a Popeyes manager at 17 to a sophomore at Washington University in St. Louis. Battling family responsibilities and poverty, Da’juantay reflects on the unexpected twists, emphasizing the transformative power of education.
Programs like the Buck Scholarship and Alexander Hamilton Scholars played pivotal roles, highlighting the need for mentorship and support. Da’juantay’s commitment to improving the public school system underscores the disparities in education, urging for comprehensive policy reform. The narrative calls for collective action to unlock education’s transformative potential and address systemic inequalities.