The New York Times published a video series spotlighting five Detroit public high school students. It includes interviews of the students as high school seniors and then again about a year after graduation.
The videos are powerful. They are not only a reminder of the hardships that a lot of students in this country face, but also of their persistence and beautiful spirits.
Even if you only have a few minutes, I highly recommend watching them: http://nyti.ms/1hInUwN