After a childhood spent in and out of children’s homes in South Carolina, Melvin Matute maintains a positive outlook on life and dreams of attending university to study architectural engineering.
Produced by: Sallem Peralta and Ingrid Ramos
SRL Adviser: Neena Kumar
Mentor support provided by South Carolina ETV
These stories are produced by Student Reporting Labs as part of the “American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen” initiative funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Station partners include Arkansas Educational Television, Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Eight, Arizona PBS, Houston Public Media, Kentucky Educational Television, KLRU, NJTV, South Carolina ETV, Utah Education Network and WNET.