I Had A Baby at 16. Another at 20. And Today is My College Graduation.

I Had A Baby at 16. Another at 20. And Today is My College Graduation.

This is the story of a 23-year-old mother of two who beat the odds and came out on top

Melanie Yvette

by Melanie Yvette, May 10, 2012

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I Had A Baby at 16. Another at 20. And Today is My College Graduation.

Syreeta Martin and her two daughters, Gabrielle and Arionna

forever be my greatest motivation. Business-wise, no one tells me 'No' and expects me to settle for it. I will accomplish the goals that I set out to. I guess it's the Taurus in me.

EBONY: What are your future plans after you graduate?

SM: I'm paying all of my experiences and blessings forward. I'm working to help young men and women who face the same obstacles (and probably even harder ones) than I've had to. My primary goal is to start my own non-profit organization that services non-traditional and student parents. In addition to that I plan to get more involved in the non-profit sector, own a few businesses, continue to freelance and volunteer in my community.

 
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