It is the middle of the Great Depression and Jacob’s parents were in great debt. Jacob’s father owned his own practice and when people could not afford to pay him he would let them pay with eggs or other items, and sometimes nothing at all. They also took out a mortgage on the house to pay for Jacob’s school tuition, so the house belonged to the bank. Jacob kept walking, not knowing what else to do or where to go. Since Jacob’s family emigrated from Poland he has no other family, no home, and no degree.
At the age of fourteen, Mubilajeh's father passed away, which left his mother alone to raise six children. Mubilajeh was the oldest of the six children. After his father's death, Mubilajeh felt obligated as "man of the house" to financially support his family. These difficult times forced him to quit school, and he found a full-time job at a neighborhood library. Mubilajeh had always been an excellent student in school; he especially missed writing his creative stories.
Tom Brady shows that having heart beats out having any talent. Credibility: I use to always let people get to my head when they told me I couldn’t do something I simply gave up. After watching Tom Brady go through adversity and shine he became a role model. Learned people can never tell you what you can’t and can do. Preview: Tom Brady was once a highschool bench warmer and a 4th string college quarterback and now a hall of fame quarterback.
Coach Carter’s Success Story Being successful is completing something you think that you can’t do, just like in the film, Coach Carter. Coach Carter taught the New Richmond Oilers and the viewer’s three main lessons, you can do whatever you set your mind to, school is more important than sports, and life is too short to do something that will bring you down. Success is huge in life. This film is about a man that got a job at Richmond High School as the new basketball coach. Coach Carter made the boys that were on the team sign a contract saying that they will attend all of their classes, sit in front of those classes, get at least a 2.3 GPA, and to wear something nice on the day of their games.
The sad part is he left me with a 1 year old toddler and that’s all that I had left when he got placed in prison. So I had to start from scratch. He was the provider for me and my son. He paid the bills, put food in the fridge, and made sure that me and my son never wanted for anything but now I had to do it on my own. I guess everyone deserves a fresh start but not unexpectedly.
He was the student that teachers dreaded having in their classroom: boisterous, unruly, and indifferent to authority. Mike had many brushes with the law throughout his high school years, for crimes ranging form vandalism to public drunkenness. Mike dropped out of high school to take a job as an oil-change technician at a local garage; he spends most of his free time and money at local bars-- at least the one's that haven't banned him from starting fights. Mike's current legal trouble surrounds two of his ex girlfriends, who are independently taking him to court for child support. mike is unfazed, however; he laughs with his friends that they'll never get a dime from him.
When I graduated from middle school, my dad decided to retire from his job, as he felt too pressured. He retired from his position as editor from sports and became a freelancer for independent magazines. Since then, the main income for my family had been from the stock market and properties. While my parents did not work, they travelled frequently to many places and hence, my brother and I were brought up to be independent and had to take care of ourselves from a young age. We were the only kids to take the public transport home since starting elementary school.
The coach yelled, "Last Play!" the play was "blue 336" which is a run to the halfback, me, out of our dive series. I crouched over the ball as I jetted past the quarterback and ran the play so we could observe the changes we needed to make. I let out a sigh of relief because we were finished with the most dreaded part of practice; well, only until someone complained about not knowing their job on one of our pass
Mohamed did not finish his education, but dropped out of high school. Many journalists reported after his death that he had a university degree, but Mohamed’s sister stated differently. Due to Mohamed’s stepfather’s low salary, he could not support Mohamed with higher education. Mohamed, on his side, tried to support his sisters in getting them educated. Mohamed had different jobs since he was 10, and due to the fact that he did not have enough money to continue his studies, he started working full-time and gave up his own studies.
My Brother Sam If I were to think about how many mistakes I’ve made in my life, I would be able to write a novel. Through all of those mistakes my family was there to support me and help me through my struggles. My brother was the main person who tried to help. He always told me “just do good Sara” or “you better be going to school” and I never listened to him. I was always getting into more trouble and not doing anything I was supposed to.