43- Year- Old Uber Driver And Hairstylist Earned Her College Degree Thanks To Her Passenger

There are people who are eager to pursue to finish their school even if their family could not help or support them financially.

One possible solution is being a working student. They go to school and at the same time, they are working for their needs for the school requirements and for the payment of their tuition fees.

A working student is a person who has work and at the same time go to school as a student.

It needs a lot of effort not only to his work but also in their studies. Schooling is not about the age. It is all about learning. We all have that goal we need to pursue.

As a self- provider, need to give their 100 percent of attention when they are in the school and give 100 percent of their strength when they work.

A passenger paid off a college debt for a single mother who works as hairstylist in the morning and Uber Driver at night.

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She finished her degree with the help of this passenger. In Atlanta Georgia, there is a 43- year old named Latonya Young, studied criminal justice in Georgia State University.

But when she incurred a $700 balance on her account, she was forced to stop going to school. In order to prioritize her children first, she needed to give up schooling.

“Every time I got ready to pay the money, my kids needed something. I said, ‘Okay, I’ll just wait,’” Young said.

A passenger headed to an Atlanta United game booked her to Mercedes- Benz Stadium. During the ride, Young shared her struggles with the passenger.

At 16 years old, she had to drop out of high school because she had a child. Young also told him about her $700 debt. A few days after that heart to heart conversation, her balance has been settled by her passenger Kevin Esch.

Young received the phone call that changed her life. It was from Georgia State University, informing her that she can now re-enroll. She quoted “I was literally blown away.

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A stranger has never done that or done anything like that for me,”. “When he paid the balance, I had to do this for him. I maintained my grades, As and Bs, just trying to do everything to make sure he knows I appreciate him,” she added.