He Graduated College From Same University Where He Worked as a Janitor
Frank Baez, who moved to New York from the Dominican Republic when he was a teenager, used to work at New York University’s Langone Tisch Hospital as a janitor. And from that same university, Frank continued his studies and just recently graduated with a nursing degree.
“I could barely speak English at the time when I started working at NYU,” Frank, who moved to the U.S. with his mother when he was 15-years old, told ABC News. “Now I reflect on it and I feel very proud of how much I accomplished.”
Frank started his first job at the hospital where he cleaned patient rooms, bathrooms, and hallways to help support his family. Eventually, he became more interested in the medical field so he applied for a job as a patient transporter. He got accepted and began taking patients to and from their rooms for surgeries and tests.
Ex-Felon Graduated From Yale and is Now a Lawyer
Reginald Dwayne Betts was 16-years old when he was convicted of carjacking. After serving over eight years in prison, he strived hard to improve himself, landed a job, attended college, graduated from Yale Law School, and ultimately became a lawyer.
“The last time my mom saw me in court, I was sentenced to nine years in prison,” Betts said during his oathtaking ceremony as a lawyer. The journey he went through before achieving his dreams wasn’t easy.
At the age of 16, Betts was arrested for a firearm charge, attempted robbery, and carjacking with four other people at a mall in Virginia. Since then, he went from prison to prison serving his sentence until he was released after eight years.
Until now, Betts couldn’t give an exact reason why he got involved in the crime. While he said he knew he cannot change the past and can only regret it, he aspires to help the youth to do better in life.
School Bans Black Mom After She Confronts Her Daughter’s Bullies
When Christian Tinsley learned that her daughter was being bullied and sexually harassed at school, she instinctively wanted to protect her child. However, when she confronted her daughter’s bullies, the school responded by banning her from the school’s property.
In a video reportedly recorded by a student, Tinsley can be seen at a classroom in Niguel Hills Middle School issuing a warning to students she believed had been bullying her daughter.
Tinsley said her daughter has been targeted for racist and derogatory harassment and bullying for months. That day had been her final straw after seeing her daughter cry before being dropped off for school and begged to just stay in the car.
“She made a comment to me that if she wasn’t as strong as she was, she would have killed herself,” Tinsley told CBS Los Angeles. “That’s when Mama Bear mode went into effect.”