PONTOTOC, Miss. (WTVA) -- A motivational speaker made the rounds in Pontotoc by visiting both the high school and junior high school.
RV Brown addressed students about the importance of staying in school.
Brown, is one 17 children.
He says he should have been a drop out, but he overcame the odds by staying focused and offered some words of wisdom to the next generation.
"That's what this program is all about today. The choices that they have to make because the choices they make today is going to determine what happens to them tomorrow. So, we want them to make great choices," Brown said.
Brown, says as a teacher and coach too many of his students and players dropped out of school and ended up in juvenile hall.
So, to help the next generation he changed careers and has now visited schools in 48 states with hopes of helping young people stay focused.