Visiting schools made 16-year-old Yesenia's dream seem more real.
When I was in middle school all I knew about college came from UCLA and USC posters I saw hanging on the wall. I thought college was where you automatically go right after high school, where you get something called a “degree,” and then got a job. I had no idea how expensive it would be and how many different universities there were. All I knew was that I had to go.
Getting around on his bike gives 17-year-old Sam the freedom to explore the city.
When a girl smoked marijuana she was more irresponsible and she started losing her friends.
Kheri, 16, says it's fun to be a cheerleader because she gets to pump up the crowd at football games.
A proposed freeway extension could demolish the houses in 17-year-old Audrey's neighborhood.