Millennials Move Mountains

Myrick doesn’t bring up his difficult childhood to trumpet his success, or even to inspire others to pull themselves up by their own boot straps. When he talks about his unlikely journey to the mayor’s seat, he credits the personal sacrifices of his mother, and also a caring community that came together and empowered him with the tools he needed to succeed. In particular, he often cites the difference made by free healthy school breakfasts, faith-based groups and dedicated teachers.