Get a job and stay focused on your job. You have to pray and get up every day and go to work.
Lula Allen, Parking Supervisor, Roxbury
Education is the great equalizer. Without it, you can’t compete in this society. You have to document your intelligence and enter into that space where opportunity and preparation shake hands.
Will Smith, Computer Analyst, Roxbury
Education, a good job and you have to be socially connected.
Jasminea Smith, College Student, Roxbury
Education, of course. Ambition and struggle.
Raejon Alston, College Student, Grove Hall
A good upbringing, money and a desire to win.
James Jackson, Unemployed, Mattapan
Setting goals and striving for them.
Ashanti Johnson, High School Student, Dorchester