Success’ mother became pregnant while she was a junior in high school. She had to drop out. The little education she did have was very low quality.
Her father abandoned his family and married another woman. He struggles to support his new family and has nothing for Success and her mother.
Academically, Success is near the bottom of her 2nd-grade class, but she has a lot of time ahead of her. Sometimes kids with this kind of rough background never improve much, and sometimes it is as if a light bulb comes on when they are in 4th or 5th grade, and they begin to do significantly better.
What we do know, is that without the support of a sponsor, it will be difficult for Success to stay in school at all.