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We Got Next: Matthew Eleweke

Posted on 20 June 2017

This June YXU has launched our "We Got Next" campaign highlight more than 20 young leaders from across the country who are applying their passions to strengthen their communities. Follow along with YXU on Facebook and @yxulife on Twitter and Instagram and grab a We Got Next tee in our store to support the Lebron James Family Foundation.


Education is important, and my passion is to make sure that students receive all of the right tools needed to make their educational experience effective and also engaging, with no cost to them. Something that pains me is how much the importance of education is stressed to the youth, but when they get to the college level there is a cost associated with almost every tool and every resource needed in order for them to get the most of their education. Very often do I see students my age and younger struggling with trying to pay for their classes, books and other class related materials and a lot of them give up on their education simply because they can't afford to continue. Are we to the point that education is only for those that can afford it? Is the cost associated with college more important to educators than the students I'm working my hardest to make things simple again, and my goal is for every student in America to have the opportunity to receive a good college education without money being the deciding factor on whether they can go or not.

I believe that the youth should become leaders in their communities, because if we want change to occur someone is going to have to take the first steps towards it. People tend to feed off of passion, so if there is something you believe in then you should go after it and have faith that you will not be in it alone. We've seen some impossible feats in our lifetime so why not you? Why can't you leave your mark on your community? We were all put on Earth to be great, it's up to us to capitalize on our greatness. Why not you?

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