Monday, March 1, 2021

Homeless to HBCU: Morehouse Student Cares for Mom & Siblings While Earning JP Morgan Gig – Watch

Dacavien Reeves and his mom
Dacavien Reeves and his mom Tasha Graham

*Morehouse College student Dacavien Reeves is graduating this May with a job offer from JP Morgan. That, alone, is impressive. But when you consider how far he’s come, it’s down right beyond inspirational.

His story was told Thursday on “Good Morning America.” The 22-year-old went through a lot before even making it to college, becoming homeless after his mom Tasha Graham fell ill in 2012. “We lived in hotels until the money ran out. And we eventually moved into the Salvation Army,” he said. “I made a promise to myself. I said, ‘I never want to be in this position ever again.’ And so that was my self-motivator. I knew that I was capable. I was hardworking, so I knew college was my way to go.”

Reeves chose Morehouse and ended up thriving on campus, all while juggling a schedule that involved school and taking care of his brothers and sisters. “My mom worked until 1 a.m., I would take care of my brothers and sisters until she got off. And then we would go to the shelter,” Reeves explained.

Watch how this brother’s diligence and determination caught the attention of JP Morgan below:

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