13-Year-Old Bronx Poet Will Attend University Of Connecticut

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A 13-year-old New York girl is not on her way to high school like many of her peers, but the University of Connecticut.

Autum Ashante, who was home-schooled by her father Ben Ashante, is planning on moving to Connecticut with her.

“What she’s doing is groundbreaking but this is not about vanity,” he said. “It’s about setting the tone for other black and Latino children who will come behind her. They’re always being told they are underachievers. We want to show this can be done.”

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