Now Please meet 14 year old Elijah. I raised my left arm high up in the air and said to him “High five…can I get a high five.” Elijah complied.
Elijah’s pleasant demeanor and contagious smile stands out. Elijah is 14 years old but has fallen behind in school. He’s only in the 5th grade and reads on a 1st grade level. Remember that homeless shelter previously mentioned, the “Hotel Lynx.” Elijah and his mom Audry Martinez have been living in NYC shelters for the last 2 and a half years. When talking to Elijah’s mom she told me that in a million years that she never thought she would find herself in this situation. You can see Dominic Carter’s story by clicking here.