Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Khadijah At Harvard

A few months ago, I blogged about Khadijah Williams -- homeless in L.A. young woman who finished high school and was Harvard bound.

She's at Harvard now and apparently adjusting and doing well. Check out Khadijah, which will provide occasional updates on her life at Harvard. The site also offers opportunities for you to contribute toward costs associated with attending college away from home for her -- remember how college was for many of us, and we HAD some resources or family support, compared to what she's coming from. Everyone struggles/ed.

In the meantime, when I first blogged about the story I mentioned I thought her life would make for an inspirational story, movie, book one day (aka something that Oprah would probably love and turn into a project.) Well, Khadijah will be on Oprah this coming Monday, October 5, and apparently there are lots of grand surprises in store in the episode. Sounds like a must-watch episode.

In a week when we're hearing so much bad news about kids, big cities, and how scary it is to go to and be in school, Khadijah Williams' story might help put our minds at ease that things can always get better.

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