The Pittsburgh Promise believes that there is a promise that lives within each of our children. Michael Warren, a foster kid who faced unimaginable obstacles throughout his youth, beat the odds in life.
A graduate of Pittsburgh CAPA high school, Michael was deeply inspired by his middle school music teacher, Mr. Henry Biggs, to study music and education. Michael completed a Bachelor of Science in Music Education in 2017 and a Master of Education Administration K-12 in 2018; both at Duquesne University.
Michael is currently Director of Choirs at Avonworth School District and sings the National Anthem for the Pittsburgh Penguins. He is currently pursuing his Ph. D. in Educational Leadership at Duquesne University.
In this video, Michael shares his story and his gratitude for those who believed in him.
Filmed and edited by Shannon Chavez
Aerial shots by Ryan Hreczkosiej