Organized by: Tammasita Barran
Keion Malik Barran is a talented, highly motivated and determined young man. At 15, he attends Mount Saint Michael Academy in Bronx, NY. During his freshman year, he participated in JV Basketball, JV Football and JV Lacrosse, all while maintaining his studies and completing the year with an 85 average. He also plays for recreational leagues such as the Riverbank Rebels and Abyssinian in Harlem. Earning awards in each of the sports he has participated in has been an honor. But one of the most rewarding acknowledgments to date is the scholarship he received from the Matthew Wallace Foundation for his upcoming sophomore year. Last August, Keion’s mom was the victim of a hit and run car accident. She suffered a broken arm, hip and six ribs, a lacerated spleen, and road burn from her neck to her buttocks. The family lost a significant amount of income and was unable to keep up with Keion’s tuition payments. As a result of the past due balance, initially he was not permitted to take his final exams. Due to the circumstances, the school reconsidered their decision and allowed him to complete his tests. With the scholarship, his sophomore year tuition costs will be covered. And as a devoted student and talented athlete, it is no doubt Keion will continue to receive scholarships to assist with his remaining years at Mount Saint Michael. However, with the balance is still unpaid, Keion will be unable to start the upcoming school year at Mount Saint Michael Academy. The only alternative will be for Keion to attend public school, forcing him to repeat the freshman year. Mount Saint Michael will not release his transcript, due to the balance, proving he has completed the academic requirements. Please help us raise money to keep Keion on a successful path to completing his high school years at Mount Saint Michael Academy. This school not only provides a thriving sports environment, but also offers one of the best educations in New York City. This will assist Keion in gaining admittance into a good college and ultimately achieving his goal -- becoming a Veterinarian!