All too often we hear about the dangers of male friendships, where peer pressure prevails over common sense. But rarely do we hear about another kind of male bonding, which, in the case of George Jenkins, Sampson Davis, and Rameck Hunt, led three boys to succeed beyond their wildest dreams. Jenkins, Davis, and Hunt grew up in impoverished, broken families in Newark, New Jersey. Both Davis and Hunt served time in juvenile jails. But when Jenkins-who had a dream of becoming a dentist-learned about a program for minority students interested in careers in medicine, he convinced his two friends to apply and they vowed to get each other through. Despite the tremendous distractions and difficulties they faced, today two are doctors and one is a dentist. Filled with drama, courage, temptation, and, ultimately, triumph, The Pact is a story about the potential in all of us, as well as the empowering strength of friendship. It provides hope to parents and inspiration to teenagers, teachers, and anyone who is comforted by knowing that we can, through friendship, rise to accomplish our dreams.
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