I have a dream to be a leader in my community. I want to give back to those who have given so much to me.
Friends Homeless Shelter, Seeds of Hope
In 2008, Isaiah Scott had just finished his senior year at West Charlotte High. After achieving a strong track record of honors and accomplishments, Isaiah was accepted to Morehouse College, a historically black, all-male private school in Atlanta, butas one of seven children, he needed money to close the gap between the scholarships he had won and the $29,000-a-year cost.
Determined to achieve his dream of going to college, Isaiah reached out to different patrons in the Charlotte community, and along the way engaged the support of Andy Dunn, educational writer for the Charlotte Observer. Andy wrote an article about Isaiah’s dream, and that article caught the attention of Marilynn Chadwick, the founder of Seeds of Hope (as well as many others). Churches, business leaders and private donors rallied around Isaiah with financial and spiritual support.
Isaiah graduated from Morehouse in 2012, and has since held significant roles in the banking, technology and real estate industries and has traveled internationally. He is also a leader in community serviceprojects, working in homeless shelters, mentoring younger students and getting involved with organic farming. Isaiah story is an example of what can happen when young people who are rich in talent and dreams, are surrounded by a loving community willing to enrich those dreams with the wealth and blessings that God has provided.
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