Destyni Tyree College Fund
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
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!
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!!!
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.
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!!
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.
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!
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.
I forgot to mention that she's in the DC area as well.