Destyni Tyree College Fund

$27,529 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 508 people in 35 months
Destyni Tyree
on behalf of DeQuetta Tyree
 WASHINGTON, DC
My name is Destyni Tyree. I am 16 years old and I just graduated out of high school. I will be attending Potomac State College in August of 2016. My major will be secondary education. My goal and career choice is to be a high school principal and to one day own my own charter school. 

I created this page so that I make sure that I continue my success.  Thank you all for your help and I cant wait to make you all pround of me.

Destyni "princess" Tyree
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Jacqueline Taubman
35 months ago

Besides a donation, if I can do anything please contact me. I have completed a comprehensive doctorate at an Ivy and would be honored to help

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Carlee Burnett
35 months ago
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I wish I had something to give, but I do not. But I am overwhelmed by your perseverance and determination in a situation that could have beaten so many people. I have children older than you, yet you have inspired and motivated me. Thank you for sharing your story. (P.S. A bit of advice?... Look into connecting with Jacqueline Taubman, perhaps as a mentor. I do not know her, but she has amazing credentials and every young woman needs a string, successful woman to mentor them!) I wish you the best in all your endeavors!

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Raquel Hughes Byrd
35 months ago
4
4

This is a blessed story wish you all the best. I wish it was a po box involved I coupon and have a lot of personal care items . Be blessed.

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Ashish Dhalia
34 months ago
3
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Just saw you on Chelsea on Netflix, you will surely reach your goal now. Wish you all the best from New Zealand :)

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Gillian Smith
35 months ago
3
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This is such an amazing and inspiring story. Congratulations for having great resolve and perseverance. I wish I could donate but I can't because I have a daughter in college but I have several friends who I have talked to and they said they would donate. I have some advice that I hope is valuable to you. Please seek a tax professional, please. I have a friend who did a GoFundMe last year for her son for college and she got a form that categorized these funds as taxable income. I would hate for this to happen as your family is homeless and trying to get on it's feet. Also please keep a strict accounting of how funds are spent. You could be audited. Also if anyone on GoFundMe has any advice about this subject, let's please try to help this family avoid this pitfall. Good luck young lady - I know you will do great things in life!!!

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Donna Chandler
35 months ago
2
2

Destyni Tyree you have done an amazing job. I'm not sure if I saw you or spoke with your mom during a visit on 6/17 at PSC, but you young lady are an inspiration to all. My cousin will be attending school with you and her name is Lindsey. If you would like to meet her before school starts please message me and we can make it happened.

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Gina Pearson
35 months ago
2
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Thank you to the people that are donating from seeing my post on Chauncy's Change! Destyni, I ran across your story night before last. I think you are a true inspiration. You could have used your situation as an excuse to not try. Instead, you used the situation to keep pushing you to do the best you can. And.. graduating high school 2 years early, with a 4.0 GPA, combined with living in a homeless shelter..... Girl you are going places. You keep on doing what you have been. You will make your dreams come true. You're awesome!! I am sharing all over the place for you. I know you don't know me, but I am proud of you!!

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Noel Cleghorn
35 months ago
1
1

tyree you are an inspiration to all the world i pray that some one who fears God would make the donation and watch his or her miracle increases over and over i believe it and i claim it in the name of Jesus Christ amen

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Darlene Wright
35 months ago
1
1

Good luck

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Sheila Edwards
35 months ago
1
1

Just curious how this works.

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Tawawn Lowe
35 months ago
1
1

How do we connect with you beyond this efforts.

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Heather Martin
35 months ago
1
1

What a true inspiration you are! You will truly make a difference in our world! God Bless baby girl DREAM BIG ACHIEVE BIG

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Lakesha Etienne
33 months ago

I saw you on Chelsea and saw some of the same things in you that i saw in my younger self. I just wanted to let you know that you have the makings of a very successful person and with the mindset you have, you will always do well.

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Lawan Floccbc Ferguson
34 months ago

I love your story and was compelled to share with my FB family and friends. It warms my heart knowing that even through difficult times and situations, you can achieve anything you set your heart and mind to achieving. Philippians 4:13 - AMP: I can do all things [which He has called me to do] through Him who strengthens and empowers me [to fulfill His purpose - I m self-sufficient in Christ's sufficiency; I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him who infuses me with inner strength and confident peace.] Thank you Destyni for being a light in a world of darkness. God Bless you in all your future endeavors. #STAYFOCUSED!

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Gina Pearson
35 months ago

How a Homeless Teen Became Prom Queen and Got a Full Ride to College: Destyni Tyree is making it all look effortless. The 16-year-old prom queen and captain of the cheerleading squad graduated high school this year two years early, with a 4.0 GPA and a full-ride scholarship to college, according to ABC News. And she reportedly did it all while being homeless. When Destiny's mother lost her job two years ago, the family struggled to hang onto their home, but eventually moved into the largest homeless shelter in Washington, D.C., according to ABC. There, Destyni shared her living quarters with 243 other families. “It’s OK,” she told ABC News. “At first, I didn’t like it because I was used to my own space.” With the stress of losing her home, Destyni struggled in school, and dropped out of several high schools. “It was just too much,” she told ABC. She finally enrolled in an alternative high school known as Roosevelt S.T.A.Y., where her successes began piling up. There, Destyni took classes during the summer and on weekends to graduate early, according to NBC. Her principal, Eugenia Young, told NBC the school gave her regular classes and online classes in addition to Saturday school to help Destyni achieve her goal of graduating early. “As a student, she is a natural-born leader,” Young told ABC. “She is a joy to be around, she has a good heart.” Destyni was awarded the Principal’s Award for Academics and the Leadership Award, NBC reported. Destyni said she “just time managed.” "I just wake up and do what I gotta do,” she said. The teen also said she wants to be a role model for her younger sister and wants to start building a “better life.” She hopes to show others that if you work hard, life can get better, she told ABC. "I don't want to live in a shelter when I get older," she told NBC. "I want to better my life, so that gave me the drive to do what I want to do." Destyni will start classes at Potomac State College, part of West Virginia University, in August, according to ABC. "I'm scared, I'm excited, I'm proud of myself, all in one big ball," she told NBC. She's also still raising money for books and other costs not covered by the scholarship on her GoFundMe page.

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Donna Chandler
35 months ago

I forgot to mention that she's in the DC area as well.

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Created June 21, 2016
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$20
Anonymous
24 months ago
MJ
$30
Mika Jones
24 months ago
SS
$50
Scott Skinner
25 months ago

You have an incredible outlook and strength. I cried listening to you on Chelsea. Keep doing you

$10
Anonymous
25 months ago
$10
Anonymous
25 months ago
$30
Anonymous
26 months ago
KP
$5
Kyle Putorak
27 months ago

I would've donated more if I could. I hope you continue to work hard and get to where you want to. Well wishes from CT -Kyle

WP
$25
Wanda V Peace
28 months ago

Please send me a note Destyni to let me know how your first semester at school went. Have a great second semester! Peace and blessings, Wanda

$20
Anonymous
30 months ago
1
1
LW
$100
Laylajoy Williams
30 months ago
Jacqueline Taubman
35 months ago

Besides a donation, if I can do anything please contact me. I have completed a comprehensive doctorate at an Ivy and would be honored to help

+ Read More
Carlee Burnett
35 months ago
6
6

I wish I had something to give, but I do not. But I am overwhelmed by your perseverance and determination in a situation that could have beaten so many people. I have children older than you, yet you have inspired and motivated me. Thank you for sharing your story. (P.S. A bit of advice?... Look into connecting with Jacqueline Taubman, perhaps as a mentor. I do not know her, but she has amazing credentials and every young woman needs a string, successful woman to mentor them!) I wish you the best in all your endeavors!

+ Read More
Raquel Hughes Byrd
35 months ago
4
4

This is a blessed story wish you all the best. I wish it was a po box involved I coupon and have a lot of personal care items . Be blessed.

+ Read More
Ashish Dhalia
34 months ago
3
3

Just saw you on Chelsea on Netflix, you will surely reach your goal now. Wish you all the best from New Zealand :)

+ Read More
Gillian Smith
35 months ago
3
3

This is such an amazing and inspiring story. Congratulations for having great resolve and perseverance. I wish I could donate but I can't because I have a daughter in college but I have several friends who I have talked to and they said they would donate. I have some advice that I hope is valuable to you. Please seek a tax professional, please. I have a friend who did a GoFundMe last year for her son for college and she got a form that categorized these funds as taxable income. I would hate for this to happen as your family is homeless and trying to get on it's feet. Also please keep a strict accounting of how funds are spent. You could be audited. Also if anyone on GoFundMe has any advice about this subject, let's please try to help this family avoid this pitfall. Good luck young lady - I know you will do great things in life!!!

+ Read More
Donna Chandler
35 months ago
2
2

Destyni Tyree you have done an amazing job. I'm not sure if I saw you or spoke with your mom during a visit on 6/17 at PSC, but you young lady are an inspiration to all. My cousin will be attending school with you and her name is Lindsey. If you would like to meet her before school starts please message me and we can make it happened.

+ Read More
Gina Pearson
35 months ago
2
2

Thank you to the people that are donating from seeing my post on Chauncy's Change! Destyni, I ran across your story night before last. I think you are a true inspiration. You could have used your situation as an excuse to not try. Instead, you used the situation to keep pushing you to do the best you can. And.. graduating high school 2 years early, with a 4.0 GPA, combined with living in a homeless shelter..... Girl you are going places. You keep on doing what you have been. You will make your dreams come true. You're awesome!! I am sharing all over the place for you. I know you don't know me, but I am proud of you!!

+ Read More
Noel Cleghorn
35 months ago
1
1

tyree you are an inspiration to all the world i pray that some one who fears God would make the donation and watch his or her miracle increases over and over i believe it and i claim it in the name of Jesus Christ amen

+ Read More
Darlene Wright
35 months ago
1
1

Good luck

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Sheila Edwards
35 months ago
1
1

Just curious how this works.

+ Read More
Tawawn Lowe
35 months ago
1
1

How do we connect with you beyond this efforts.

+ Read More
Heather Martin
35 months ago
1
1

What a true inspiration you are! You will truly make a difference in our world! God Bless baby girl DREAM BIG ACHIEVE BIG

+ Read More
Lakesha Etienne
33 months ago

I saw you on Chelsea and saw some of the same things in you that i saw in my younger self. I just wanted to let you know that you have the makings of a very successful person and with the mindset you have, you will always do well.

+ Read More
Lawan Floccbc Ferguson
34 months ago

I love your story and was compelled to share with my FB family and friends. It warms my heart knowing that even through difficult times and situations, you can achieve anything you set your heart and mind to achieving. Philippians 4:13 - AMP: I can do all things [which He has called me to do] through Him who strengthens and empowers me [to fulfill His purpose - I m self-sufficient in Christ's sufficiency; I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him who infuses me with inner strength and confident peace.] Thank you Destyni for being a light in a world of darkness. God Bless you in all your future endeavors. #STAYFOCUSED!

+ Read More
Gina Pearson
35 months ago

How a Homeless Teen Became Prom Queen and Got a Full Ride to College: Destyni Tyree is making it all look effortless. The 16-year-old prom queen and captain of the cheerleading squad graduated high school this year two years early, with a 4.0 GPA and a full-ride scholarship to college, according to ABC News. And she reportedly did it all while being homeless. When Destiny's mother lost her job two years ago, the family struggled to hang onto their home, but eventually moved into the largest homeless shelter in Washington, D.C., according to ABC. There, Destyni shared her living quarters with 243 other families. “It’s OK,” she told ABC News. “At first, I didn’t like it because I was used to my own space.” With the stress of losing her home, Destyni struggled in school, and dropped out of several high schools. “It was just too much,” she told ABC. She finally enrolled in an alternative high school known as Roosevelt S.T.A.Y., where her successes began piling up. There, Destyni took classes during the summer and on weekends to graduate early, according to NBC. Her principal, Eugenia Young, told NBC the school gave her regular classes and online classes in addition to Saturday school to help Destyni achieve her goal of graduating early. “As a student, she is a natural-born leader,” Young told ABC. “She is a joy to be around, she has a good heart.” Destyni was awarded the Principal’s Award for Academics and the Leadership Award, NBC reported. Destyni said she “just time managed.” "I just wake up and do what I gotta do,” she said. The teen also said she wants to be a role model for her younger sister and wants to start building a “better life.” She hopes to show others that if you work hard, life can get better, she told ABC. "I don't want to live in a shelter when I get older," she told NBC. "I want to better my life, so that gave me the drive to do what I want to do." Destyni will start classes at Potomac State College, part of West Virginia University, in August, according to ABC. "I'm scared, I'm excited, I'm proud of myself, all in one big ball," she told NBC. She's also still raising money for books and other costs not covered by the scholarship on her GoFundMe page.

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Donna Chandler
35 months ago

I forgot to mention that she's in the DC area as well.

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