Paul lives with a significant learning disability that he has struggled to overcome through hard work and sheer determination. His guidance counselor said she never saw him not working during his free time. He took care of his three younger siblings and acted as primary caregiver for much of the afternoon when he got home from school. He attended KIPP Academy from 7am-5pm, slept from 7pm-10pm and set his alarm to wake at 10pm to complete the rest of his homework after his family had gone to bed and the apartment was quiet. He knew that was the only way he would be able to concentrate amid the chaos. Mike Feinberg, co-founder of KIPP, has called Paul a “rockstar”.