Shamar is 17 years old, lives in Harlem, and attends our Common-Unity youth group twice a week. He is diligent about his school work, and often stops by Exodus staff members' desks to show us his glowing report cards. Driven to further his education, he recently passed all subjects on his TASC exam, and is taking college level courses at CUNY Prep. Shamar is excited to apply to universities, and to stay focused on his dream of becoming a professional basketball player or musician.