Every child deserves a childhood. But unfortunately, there are many young men and women who are forced to take on adult responsibilities long before they should have to. One of these young people is Jayden, a 16-year-old boy who was tasked for caring for his family after his father left.
Without his father around, his mother was forced to take on extra jobs to care for Jayden and his younger siblings. Jayden knew that she was exhausted from working multiple jobs, so he tried to take over the responsibilities of running the house to help her out. He also cared for his younger brothers and sisters.
At first, Jayden did his best to balance family responsibilities with his schoolwork. But as he noticed money getting tighter and tighter around the home, he decided to get a job to help with expenses.
Unfortunately, the extra time Jayden needed to devote to his job ended up being more than he could handle. He knew there was no way for him to take care of the house and his siblings, work at his job each day, and stay on top of his schoolwork.
Jayden didn’t feel that he could quit his job. He saw no other alternative than to drop out of school so that he could devote himself to helping his family full time.