Sam has grown up in foster care living all over the state. He currently lives in a group home and attends Success Academy. If it wasn't for foster care, he isn't sure what would have happened to him. FSU quarterback, Jameis Winston is his role model. He know if he wants to succeed, he will have to work hard like Jameis.
Deanne is a senior at Florida High. As a senior she knows the real world is right around the corner. She has worked hard and is excited about the future and hoping that the University of Miami will be where she heads to next. Time management skills are critical as she balances academics, athletics, and a part time job.
Jonathan attends Success Academy. He was attending Chiles High School and put more attention on hanging out with friends than school work. When he fell behind, his guidance counselor suggested the Success Academy. It's been a good place for him and he has learned that you don't have an endless amount of time to make things work. Stay focused.
Tyanna is a single parent of her one year old son The parenting classes that she takes through Leon County schools are very important place where she can share her challenges with other moms. She is determined to continue her education and to to college.
Nija Jones is in the 10th grade at Godby High School. She works hard to stay focused and pushes herself to do well. She doesn't like C's! Her advice: high school is a big ball of emotions so surround yourself with the right people.