Wed, 16 March 2022
Michael Phillips was pushed to the margins of the school system. As a kid, a teacher essentially told him he’d never amount to anything. That was followed by a series of losses—his father’s death, getting in a life-altering car accident, and losing his college scholarship—which led him to abandon his hopes of a better life and turn to dealing drugs. But when he was arrested, a judge gave him a second chance at college rather than 30 years in prison if convicted, and that changed his whole life trajectory. Enough so that his son even attended and graduated from Harvard!
Michael would love to share what we can do individually to create change and give every child an opportunity to dream and succeed.