This Amazing 23-Year-Old Defied the Odds to Graduate College While Living in a Homeless Shelter

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On a sunny Southern California Saturday, 23-year-old Kenneth Chancey donned a cap and gown and was handed his degree as he crossed the Loyola Marymount University stage.

But the road to get there wasn’t as picture-perfect.

When he was 11, Chancey lived on the streets. When he was 14 and 15, and transitioning out of foster care, he says he was forced to sleep on Los Angeles city buses.

“That was my lowest point, not having anywhere to go. And just saying, we’re sleeping on the bus,” Chancey said.