The New York Times Neediest Cases Fund recently featured this Children’s Aid story about Kevon Simpson and how with the help of our Next Generation Center and counselor, Leslie Smith is attending Erie Community College in Buffalo New York. The following is an excerpt from the original article, which was published in the November 30th issue of the New York Times.
Kevon Simpson was 10 months old when his mother was gunned down. His grandmother, who raised him, was determined that he transcend the low expectations of so many people in their Bronx neighborhood.
With her support, Mr. Simpson, now 18, earned his high school diploma and graduated from Job Corps, a program run by the Department of Labor. Unsure what to do next, he sought information about joining the military from a counselor at the Next Generation Center, a Bronx facility for teens run by the Children’s Aid Society, one of seven agencies supported by The New York Times Neediest Cases Fund.
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