The National Runaway Switchboard, estimates that there are approximately 1.3 million homeless young people living on the streets, or with friends and strangers. Of those, 75 percent will be middle-school or high-school dropouts.
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Knowing those odds, it didn’t seem like 18-year-old Drake Eddings, who had been disowned by his family and thrown out on the streets, had a chance for a bright future. But he found a way to succeed…
With the help of Urban Peak, a nonprofit organization in Denver focused on helping homeless and troubled youth, Drake’s life is now one that he’s proud of. Watch below to see a glimpse of his incredible story.
Our Takeaway: no matter where you come from or what your situation is, there is always a path towards success.
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