For kids of bankrupt Detroit, challenges abound

Associated Press
In this Feb. 26, 2014 photo, Jamiliah Minter performs with other members of the Mosaic Youth Theater in Detroit. Several privately-run youth organizations provide an array of extra-curricular options for high school kids. Roughly 165 young people engage in Mosaic's main programs each year - most from low- and moderate-income Detroit families. Minter aspires to a career either in entertainment or astronomy and is well aware of Detroit's problems, but is determined not to get sidetracked. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

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Teachers and parents are fighting to do right by the children, and many believe Detroit is finally on the rise after hitting bottom. Yet they worry about the toll of growing up amid danger, dysfunction and the blight epitomized by tens of thousands of abandoned homes. (AP)

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