STATE OF OPPORTUNITY. Can Kids in Michigan Get Ahead?
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A high school senior walked into a storytelling booth...

What do you get when you put a super-sturdy laptop, a faux vintage microphone, and J.W. Sexton High School students together?  Compelling perspectives from newly graduated seniors on their future plans. We took the State of Opportunity storytelling booth to Sexton a few weeks ago. Just like high school, each story is a rare and heady combination of typical teenage milestones and very tough adult lessons.

Scroll through the slide show to hear each student's individual story (best viewed in Google Chrome).