A central Florida teen who has been dealing with homelessness is set to go to Princeton University this fall and his community is helping him get there.Bryce Springfieldand his mom have struggled with finding permanent housing, living in several shelters during his high school years.
The 18-year-old continued to focus on school and it paid off, he recently graduated as Valedictorian from Boca Ciega High School. Bryce’s hard work earned him a full scholarship to the Ivy League college, but he still needs supplies like winter coats and boots. And a local restaurant, Fo-Cheezy Twisted Meltz in St. Pete Beach, is holding a fundraiser with all proceeds going to the teen so he can get what he needs for college.
Bryce wants to study political science, in an effort to change social services that could help other families in a situation like his. He says he’s “so thankful” for the kindness of the strangers helping him out. “I just want to push myself to be the best person that I can,” he explains. “I want to have a better life for me and my mom.”
Source:Bay News 9