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Inspired Living: From Homeless to UNC Student

After being homeless for nearly two years, Brooklyn Young is heading to UNC-Chapel Hill this fall to work on her Bachelor’s degree.

Young lost her mother to cancer five years ago, and she struggled so much to cope that she dropped out of college in. She also struggled to keep a permanent home.

She found herself on the right path again when she moved in with her godmother in North Carolina and enrolled in Alamance Community College. She eventually became a tutor for English as a second language students.

This fall she will transfer to UNC, where she plans to major in either communications or Spanish. She plans to pursue a career as a public servant or possibly a politician.

She has previously lobbied in Washington to advocate for homeless teens.

The scholarships she received from UNC will make her education virtually debt-free.

Young said she has been successful because she kept a positive attitude.