Growing up in a broken home, Ar'mon’s family experienced eviction and moved six times throughout his childhood. Though a capable student, by his sophomore year Ar’mon was skipping school, hanging out with the wrong crowd and considering dropping out. His future looked bleak.
With the help of FIFTEEN, Ar’mon refocused on academics, graduated from high school and is attending Alcorn State University in Mississippi on a scholarship, where he plays trumpet in the marching band.
“I was headed down the wrong road, a dead end. Fifteen taught me to change my character, to be a better man. I learned to never give up, that perseverance is the key to success.” - Ar'Mon
Hear more from Ar'Mon in this video about what FIFTEEN means to him: