I came across the story of Tonika Morgan yesterday and can’t think of a more perfect example of someone living a big little life…well, after you hear it you’ll see it’s more of a big BIG life.
Formerly homeless and on the streets, Toni took steps to transform her life and to empower the lives of others through her day-to-day work and her volunteer activities. As a high school dropout, she went against the odds to dedicate herself to challenging the systems that create barriers for low-income Canadians and break the cycle of poverty.
If countless volunteer hours and community work weren't enough, Toni considered that she could do more. After much debate, she overcame her inner fears and submitted an application to Harvard’s Masters of Education program. Much to her surprise, she was accepted. But she quickly learned that being accepted was only part of the challenge...
Harvard requires evidence that Toni has US$71K (by May 15, 2015) in order to cover tuition and living expenses. So this is where the power of the collective comes in. Toni has set up a funding campaign, appropriately named “The Mission for Harvard Tuition.”
Within 24 hours, enough generous people were mobilized to raise all of her tuition - $50K! So now she has set a new goal. If you would like to be a small part of getting this inspirational young change maker to the best university in the world, please help cover her living expenses.
She is proof that with enough determination, anything is possible.
Good luck Toni!