By Drs. Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, and Rameck Hunt
With Lisa Frazier Page
A Book Report by Lacey Stearman
With the support from family and friends, the impossible is possible. Several feel like they are in a world by themselves, often discouraged and on the verge of giving up. Influenced by the wrong crowd or the environment surrounding you can also have an impact as well. Others can follow the right path, some may get lost. There are helping hands everywhere, the decision is whether accept it or not. Reading The Pact by Drs. Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, and Rameck Hunt with Lisa Frazier Page, I’ve learned that anything you put your mind too you well succeed, with the help from family, friends, and even professional guidance will be the reassurance that builds your confidence. George was one of the three young men talked about in the book. He spent fives years living in the Stella Wright Housing Projects with his mother Ella Jenkins Mack and his older brother Garland, for families with low-income. He said, “Our building was a graffiti-covered, thirteen-story high-rise with elevators that smelled like urine and sometimes didn’t work.” George had become responsible at a young age since his mother worked all the time; he stayed out of trouble, was very smart in school, participated in school events and surrounded himself with positive people. Sam another young man talked about in the book was raised by his mother Ruthener Davis and his father, Kenneth Davis. Years later they divorced and that was the turning point for Sam’s family. His mother Ruthener had little education and no work experience which caused her to go on welfare. Sometimes it would be a struggle to get food or pay bills. She depended a lot on Sam, he read her mail, made bank deposits, and writing out money orders for bills. He likes having the responsibilities but Sam felt like it was too much for someone his age to handle. Rameck is the third one talked about in the book; he...