Connections Of Chapter 12; Golden finder
Meanwhile in Memphis, the city's poor black children begin applying to Briarcrest in record numbers. They know about Michael, and they want to be the next success story. Michael's teacher, Jennifer Graves, thinks that Michael may be destined for a higher purpose as an example of the success of the educational system. Leigh Anne feels that there is a greater lesson to be learned as well. Upon learning of the untimely, violent death of another young black athlete in Memphis, she insists that she and Sean create a foundation to help children who demonstrate athletic promise, but need academic help in order to go to college. In this chapter they talk about purpose Jennifer Graves Michael’s teacher said that Michael purpose was to prove how educational works and how affective it is. Michael proves that even though you are at the very bottom you pull yourself up. Before Michael got accepted to the private school he had a point average of. 6 and everyone thought he wasn’t going to go to college. After hard a lot of hard work and studying Michael manage to get a 2.5 point average and was able to enroll in college. Thanks to Michael Leigh Anne found her purpose in life she create a foundation to help children who demonstrate athletic promise, but need academic help in order to go to college. Leigh Anne help change Michael’s life and Michael changed Leigh Anne life. They help each other find their purpose.
At the end of this same chapter, Big Tony explains to Michael and Steven that they have entered a world with new rules. It is a white world with white rules that do not make sense to the black children, but Tony tells them that "a black kid who got into trouble into the white world was a black kid on his way out of that world "Let me tell you something, son. It is lonely at the top. I hate you had to learn about this at such a young age, but there are going to be many...
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