Thanks To A Disciplined Savings Routine, One Teen Was Able To Afford His College Tuition

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For some kids, waking up early every morning to catch the bus or train to school might feel like having a job. But for 17-year-old Kevuntez King, missing out on a quality education wasn’t an option, especially if going to college was in his future educational pursuits.

Despite his demanding schedule of balancing a 4.0 GPA and playing on a slew of teams for Craigmont High School — including golf, bowling and baseball — the Memphis native worked since the age of 12 selling newspapers for $1, and ultimately saved up enough money over the course of his high school career to afford his college tuition. King earned roughly $200 every Sunday.

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He attributes his discipline to his mother, stating, “she just taught me how to be independent. She had it, but she wanted me to go get it myself.” With that mindset, now King’s mother doesn’t “have to come out of pocket with anything or I didn’t have to take out any loans,” he adds.

The ambitious teen plans to take his talents to Tennessee State University, and declared a physical therapy major, Blavity reports.

Now that’s how it’s done. Get your dose of inspiration and watch the video below.

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