Student Gives Up $80K Full Ride Because Of Chicago Violence

…put a price on her peace of mind. She comments, “If I have to pay something that’s fine. I don’t want to have to look at my watch and say its 3:30, 4:30 I haven’t heard from him and worry everyday if he’s safe.”

Both Braggs and his mother say they’re sharing their story because it shows another way that violence impacts black teens who are trying to do the right thing. He has accepted a scholarship to Bradley University in Peoria, Ill. That scholarship only covers tuition, and his mother says she is confident she can figure out a way, using loans and other means, to pay for room and board.

She’s says she’s just glad he’ll be safe.

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