Seven metro Detroit high schools with excessive dropout rates were named as partners in the Detroit School Turnaround initiative managed by United Way for Southeastern Michigan and funded by a five-year $27.1 million grant from the General Motors Foundation. The following short documentary tells the personal stories of two young men who are pushing forward against all odds.

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Client: United Way
Shot, edited, directed: DETROIT LIVES!
Project Management: Final Five Productions