Graduating in 2007, Simon Borst was part of the second class to receive the Kalamazoo Promise, a scholarship that covered up to 100 percent tuition at any Michigan public university or college for those who attended Kalamazoo Public Schools. Now Borst is among those who have returned to Kalamazoo. The artist tells their story in a graphic news form. This is the first of a two-part series.
Read part 2 of Promise Retuned here
More stories told in comic form by Simon Borst for Southwest Michigan's Second Wave can be found here:
Simon Kalil Borst is a Kalamazoo artist and works for the People's Food Co-op of Kalamazoo. His work appears regularly in the Co-op Scoop.