College is expensive and when you have aspirations of attending a prestigious university, it’s not always a sure bet that you’re getting in. This is especially true when you set your sights on the cream of the crop of universities like Harvard.
Shannon Satonori Lytle had that very dream of one day graduating from an Ivy League school, with Harvard being his dream college. But growing up in a difficult situation, the odds were stacked against him with only his strong will and determination fueling his fire to reach his goal. “I often felt inferior because of my socioeconomic status,” Lytle said in a recent interview. “No matter what your personal obstacle is, please don’t feel this way if you can help it. Raise your head, roll up your sleeves, and work hard knowing that every person is valuable and deserves a chance to become the person they want to be.”
As you’ll read, no matter what type of upbringing you’re dealt, achieving your goals are always possible.