Parents are their child’s first teacher. It is one of the keys towards school/life success. The expectation of the family sets the precedence for future outcomes. This article found on LinkedIn shares the journey of a first generation freed slave turned entrepreneur that wouldn’t give or take any excuses as an answer when it came to hard work and education. The family set expectations for their eight children, which carried over to their children of academic excellence. This family of eight children gives new meaning to “yes we can,” during a time when it wasn’t likely to succeed. They rose above the challenges and kept their eye on the prize.