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Breaking the Cycle - Cover Story
December 2009 Issue
Tiffany Reed had her share of struggles growing up. Her parents divorced when she was 4, leaving her without a father in the home. For a while, her mom worked a 2 p.m. to midnight shift at the Georgia World Congress Center—which meant she wasn’t there when Reed and her older brother Michael got home from school, had dinner and went to bed. When her class at Mount Zion High School in Clayton County went on field trips to the Georgia Aquarium and Six Flags, Reed stayed behind, sure her family couldn’t afford such frivolity. She even passed up a chance at the state high school accounting championship after winning her school’s competition. The $100 cost of the trip was again more than she thought the family could afford. “My teachers asked, ‘Why didn’t you go?’ ” she recalls. “I said I just didn’t want to go.” When it came time for college, Reed knew she wanted to attend UGA. She …
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