Skip Nav
Pregnancy
These 27 Modern Maternity Photo Ideas Will Make You Want to Get Pregnant in 2016
Staying Sane
21 Completely Inappropriate Things That Real Kids Said in Public
Kid Shopping
How to Help Your Daughter Buy Her First Bra

19-Year-Old Goes From Homeless to College

19-Year-Old Goes From Homeless to College

19-year-old Orayne Williams has come a long way from his years of homelessness on the streets of New York.

Abused by his parents when he was 12 years old, Williams left Jamaica by himself and lived alone in a city shelter in New York. He still managed to graduate from Brooklyn's Bedford Academy with A's. After the Daily News reported his inspirational story, he was offered a place at Manhattanville College in Westchester County.

Orayne has now completed his freshman year, and just started his own charity, Progressive People Movement, to aid needy high school students get into college.

Read William's story.

Do you know anyone who has overcome childhood abuse and gone on to help others?

Image Source: Robert Mecea for Daily News

Around The Web

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

Join The Conversation
Latest Moms
X