While Kaleb’s mother experienced financial struggles while supporting him and his sister, Kaleb worked even harder out of respect for his mother’s sacrifices for her children. He graduated in the top 5% of his high school class.
Kaleb utilized his role as president of student government at an all male institution to foster a sense of openness and acceptance for gay and straight students alike. While earning more than 1200 hours of community service, Kaleb embraced being an inclusive role model for those who identify as LGBT and published articles educating youth and adults about updates in local education and sexual health. When he was confronted by insensitive remarks from a peer, a teacher says: “I watched as Kaleb adeptly made room for his fellow teen’s voice, while taking on the leadership role of educating his peer and empathetically leading by example. It was remarkable to watch.” Kaleb found his passion as a peer educator at Grady Hospital, presenting information on STD prevention and birth control to teen patients, and he plans to utilize his strong voice to pursue a career in public health and policy.