A teen who lost her home and dropped out of school is back on the path to education. Tamara Outlaw was a 16-year-old sophomore when she quit Holt High School to help care for her mother, who has multiple sclerosis. It was around Christmas 2016 when they were asked the leave the home of a friend who had taken them in. Tamara started a Go Fund Me page to pay for a new place to live. Eventually, she and her mom moved into a duplex in Lansing with the help of a federal program aimed at ending chronic homelessness. Tamara continues to be resourceful. Last week, she received her GED certification, which is a high school equivalency credential and a gateway to college. “A lot of people let little things get them down. I don’t want that to be me,” she said.