Sway’s Huffington Post Contribution: Times Square Yearbook Showcases Our Most Passionate Young People

Via Huffington Post

As a host on MTV and now VH1, I’ve had some memorable moments in Viacom’s studios overlooking Times Square. In that space, I’ve spoken with President Obama and Senator McCain during Choose or Lose events, interviewed pop stars like Mariah Carey and Ariana Grande, and celebrated with Snoop Dogg, Ludacris, and Justin Timberlake.

But one the most memorable moments I’ve had in Times Square was in June 2015, when the Taco Bell Foundation and Get Schooled took over Times Square’s digital billboards to celebrate and award scholarships to 300 amazing students. One of the students featured in this Times Square Yearbook told the crowd: “I didn’t think I could ever go to college, because it wasn’t something that my family ever did. Graduating from high school was a big achievement. But here I am. I am going to college, and no one is going to stop me now.”

I believe her. And so should you.

We all hear about how young people struggle to get the education they need. We know they’re under pressure about going to college, paying for college, and choosing a path that will help them, their families, and their communities. But sometimes we underestimate the incredible passion and drive of our young people. I have seen that passion and determination make a difference in students’ lives throughout my work with Get Schooled and as I have traveled to middle and high schools in big cities and small towns around the country.

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