I might have addressed some of this in a prior question. That said I would answer your question a little differently, not what inspired me but who. My Dad, he was my first business partner. When I was a junior in high school, He guided me in starting a not-for-profit developed to get disadvantaged (grades 4-12) kids in my community college-bound. It was was called the Scholar’s Club http://bit.ly/23Z7vrV. To date we have graduated nearly 200 thousand kids w/ nearly 90% college matriculation rate. Thanks for asking.