Latonya Young is a 43-year-old single mother from Atlanta, Georgia. As an Uber driver, she’s had hundreds of passengers, but there is one she’ll never forget.
Latonya had been studying criminal justice at Georgia State University until she was suddenly barred from continuing her classes due to an unpaid $700 balance on her account. “Every time I got ready to pay the money, my kids needed something.”
The subject came up while driving a passenger one night. A few days later, she received a call from Georgia State University saying that she was free to reenroll in more classes since her balance had been paid off. It was her passenger, Kevin. And when Latonya graduated with her associate’s degree a few weeks ago, Kevin was in the audience.