Keep Your Eye on Him: Ithaca New York’s 24 Year Old Mayor

March 1, 2012  |  

Svante Myrick is just 24 years old but his age hasn’t stopped him from achieving. Myrick, who graduated from Cornell University, less than 3 years ago, is now serving as Ithaca, New York’s youngest mayor.

His story might sound familiar to us. Myrick is biracial, raised by a white mother, abandoned by his black father and raised partially by his grandparents.

Although his family struggled with homeless and poverty at times, Myrick claims he is not a self-made man.

Check out his inspiring story at theGrio.com.

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