Steve Pemberton's memoir, A Chance in the World, describes a sometimes horrifying life in foster-care and how Upward Bound and a college education gave him a pathway to hope. The work depicts his slow discovery of his own origins and the painful but important revelations about his biological mother and father. Steve is coming to USM to promote USM's Promise Scholars endowment, a new student scholarship fund to support USM students who come from youth service groups like the Boys and Girls Clubs, the YMCA, and many others.
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