P.D. Jackson-Olin Graduate Inspired to Change His Community

Sep 14, 2021

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A recent graduate of P.D. Jackson-Olin High School, KeVonte Bailey has goals and aspirations to make his community a more equitable place.

Thanks to the Birmingham Promise, KeVonte is motivated to pursue his goals and aspirations. “Many people don’t understand that without the Birmingham Promise a lot of students would not be able to attend college to pursue their aspirations,” stated Bailey.

The Birmingham Promise will be providing Bailey with a scholarship to attend the University of Alabama at Birmingham to pursue a career in medicine.

As a 501(c)(3) organization, the Birmingham Promise receives public and private funding to help students like Bailey pursue and achieve their dreams. The Birmingham Promise scholarship can be leveraged to pay tuition and mandatory fees at any public two-year or four-year college in Alabama.

“I’ve always had a desire to make an impact on people’s lives, particularly when it comes to their health,” stated Bailey. “It’s imperative that we have more Black people in healthcare to identify and solve problems that disproportionately impact our communities.”

The Birmingham Promise works to make a better future more affordable and accessible for all Birmingham City Schools students.

“To the students coming up behind me, stay focused and take advantage of the Birmingham Promise to achieve your wildest dreams,” Bailey stated. “After that, let’s return home to make a difference in our city.”

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