From The Bloods To The Books: Ex Gang Member Now Assistant Principal

Houston native, Tristan Love’s story is something out of a Hollywood movie.

He went from being an active gang member to the books and a full scholarship to Wiley College to be part of the reincarnation of the Great Debaters. Now, Love is one of the youngest high school assistant principals in his area. That scholarship that changed his life was thanks to Denzel Washington’s $1 million donation.

“Ten years ago, I wouldn’t even think I would be alive right now,” said Tristan Love. “You’re talking about 2006. I’m glad I made it to 21. I’m 26. I feel like I’m living on house money now.”