May 20, 2016 by socialaction2014
Darrius McLean is a senior at Walnut Ridge High School in Columbus, where his friends and teachers call him “McLean on me.” On his own since he was 14, he has risen above abuse, abandonment and extreme poverty, and found support and encouragement in his school community. Currently homeless, this remarkable young man stays competitive in academics and in sport every day. Darrius doesn’t give up. Inspired by his school’s credo and determined to keep beating the odds, he works hard to realize his dreams of college and owning his own home someday. Watch and share Darrius’s story.
Each year the Children’s Defense Fund-Ohio Beat the Odds® scholarship program honors five exceptional Ohio high school students. Learn more and help us make their dreams come true http://ow.ly/AXBg300nkXx