There’s a young man in Memphis, TN that’s very proud of himself, as he should be. Kevuntez King has worked selling newspapers every Sunday for the last five years (from 12 to 17) earning $200 every week. Over the last five years, he’s earned around $50,000! That’s enough to pay for his tuition at Tennessee State University. Fox 13 reports,
King said he grew up in a single-parent home with his mother, whose influence paved his way to success.
“She just taught me how to be independent like she had it, (and) she just wanted me to go get it myself,” he said.
This story shows us:
- Encouraging young people to work can lead to great things.
- Encouraging young people to plan for their future brings a sense of accomplishment.
- Single parents can help motivate a child. Single parenthood isn’t the end of the world.
- When you set a goal, it’s easier to accomplish it.
I really enjoyed reading about Kevuntez King and I look forward to hearing about all the great things he’s going to accomplish in the future.