Teenage Boy Is Mowing Lawns To Get His Stepfather Out Of Trouble


He Was Desperate

The teenager desperately needed a job. However, nobody even bothered to look at him because they believed he was far too young to work.

He was getting impatient. He needed the money to take care of his family, but more importantly, his stepfather. They were devastated when they found out why he started cutting lawns for money. They assumed he was only looking for some more pocket money. They cried upon learning the true reason.

Tyce Pender

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A new gadget, a bike, or even a skateboard are among the things that young people frequently decide to save for. However, other teenagers wish to raise money for more personal causes.

When Tyce Pender, 14, saw his older brother working, he was inspired to raise some money. He wasn’t, however, soliciting funds for random purposes. Instead, the South Carolina kid from Cayce was working to accumulate enough cash for his stepfather, Eric Jenkins. But would he be able to secure the funding he required?



Tyce’s initial strategy was to get work because he needed money so badly. Nobody wanted to hire him despite his knocking on every house in the area and even visiting nearby companies.

However, it was unsuccessful. They stated that he was too young to be employed by them. Even though he was only 14 years old, he was persistent. He did not give up easily and tried his best to find a job. Even though the boy asked for jobs on social media groups, no one was interested in hiring him. Tyce was on the verge of giving up when he suddenly had a wonderful idea for how to make money.

He Had To Help

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Every member of the family put effort into assisting the stepfather in paying his legal costs. The youngster couldn’t accept this because Tyce’s older sibling was also employed. He also wanted to do his part to help his family avoid difficulties.

Tyce was determined to find a means of making money. He finally discovered a solution after considering all of his choices.

A Brilliant Idea

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Tyce had the wonderful notion of asking his mom for a business loan. This made it possible for him to purchase the lawnmower and other tools he required to launch his business.

Even though his mother didn’t think much of his proposal, she still wanted to help him out, so she gave him the cash. The 14-year-old businessman was the happiest and thought his company would succeed.

Getting Started

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Tyce was prepared to start work. He then posted a moving statement about his job search on Facebook. He mentioned that he is a motivated 14-year-old child who wants to assist people with lawn mowing.

Tyce had indicated he was accessible on the weekends and after school. He was prepared to start working because he had all the necessary tools. He only required someone to give him a chance. And the first customers showed up quickly after that.

Building His Business

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Tyce’s little business was successful. Everyone in the area adored and valued him and his efforts. He had a sizable clientele.

Tyce was described as the most diligent person she had ever seen by the woman who hired him, and he appeared to enjoy his work. She would be devastated to learn the genuine reason behind his actions, though.

He Needed More

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Since 2010, Tyce’s stepfather, Eric Jenkins, has started seeing his mother. They got married recently. Tyce had mentioned how Eric had always been like a father to him.

Tyce has always had Eric’s support and assistance with his needs, including girls, schoolwork, and everything else in between. The 14-year-old boy naturally wanted to assist his stepfather in any way he could, but his attempts were inadequate.

His Realization


Tyce was making a lot of effort to raise money for the family, but he realized it might not be enough to support his stepfather.

The man also required legal representation, which increased the family’s expenses. They had to decide what to do. Would they be able to collect enough cash to cover all their costs?

10 Never Giving Up

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The boy, though, wasn’t going to give up that simply. For his enormous ambition, he toiled diligently every day, mowing lawns and taking care of people’s gardens.

Tyce felt he couldn’t give up hope after hearing the news his mother had told him. He continued to mow lawns, which was what he did best, and grew more and more dedicated to his purpose. But was it adequate?

The Reason Behind

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When Tyce’s clients heard the reason why he was working so hard to gather money, their hearts almost stopped. Tears were streaming down their faces, and they didn’t know how to encourage the 14-year-old better in his quest.

Tyce wanted to save enough money to pay the legal fees required for his stepfather to adopt him and his brother. Although he already felt like his stepfather was part of the family, he wanted to make it official. There were many situations where his legal status mattered.

A New Addition

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Tyce’s stepfather was a much-welcomed addition to the boy’s family. His mother loved him dearly, and he was a role model for the two brothers. The man was doing a great job as the boys’ stepfather.

That’s why Tyce wanted him and his brother to get adopted by the man. He wanted to show him that he had become a true member of the family.

Making It Official


Luckily, the family had found a lawyer who would work “pro bono” for the adoption case. Despite the lawyer’s generosity, court fees were expensive — several thousand dollars. Tyce said this was important to him, his brother, and even their stepsister, Tierrianna.

It was important because Eric tight them respect, independence, and what a man was supposed to be. If anything ever happened to their mom, Eric was the man the boy would want to live with in the future.

City Officials Approached Him

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Tyce shared with his community that he would work after school and football practice during the week. During the summer, he plans to work full-time in his hometown. His work has even been recognized by The City of Cayce.

City representatives approached the 14-year-old and presented him with his own business license. Now, Tyce owns an official business in Cayce, which is a huge accomplishment.

Making The News

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Not only was the family touched by Tyce’s incredible efforts, but also the local community. Everyone heard about him and wanted to hire him to work on their lawns.

And Tyce’s story even made the local news. His post went viral on social media when people found out why he was working so hard, and he became an inspiration for many teenagers.