A monumental event took place in my life and many people connected to me. Bo & I have overcome many obstacles and broke many evaluations of statistics. Graduating from the class of 2010 made me realize that this dream is for everyone. Growing up in New York City, you are faced with many opposing forces. Statistics show that 38 percent of us(Black men) will be dead or in jail and another 24 percent says we will end up on public assistance or work a dead end job making up to 18% over minimum wage. I stand here telling the world and the many kids from East New York Brooklyn ''that dreams can come true if you apply yourself". To my 8th grade teacher Mrs. Douglass who said "I'll end up an ain't shit NIGGA!" this one is for you!