“I wanted to be able to live like a normal kid,” said Liyjon. “But I slept at parks. My favorite was sleeping in parking lots because I could see the stars in the sky.”
As a high school student, Javier could not have cared less about his future – but now he’s a college senior with big plans.
My name is Selene Nañez. I am a sophomore at Sam Houston State University. I am also a former CIS student from Milby High School.
During my senior year, I had many questions as to what I was supposed to do once I graduated high school.
Tristan Love, CIS Alum and Booker T. Washington High School graduate, opened the Greater Houston Link Up Conference on October1st…
I was destined for failure. At 15, I was already scarred with tattoos and had no goals in life. My mother worked two shifts to pay the bills at home, so I spent most of my time with my aunt’s family. My cousins were more like my brothers. The decision to choose them as my role models would prove to be a great mistake. But finding the right guidance seemed impossible in a family full of dropouts and criminals.