50-50 Series: Demetrius: At a Crossroads

December 9, 2008

Photo by Carlos Ortiz.

There are lots of choices a teenager considers as he advances toward manhood. But the stakes for Demetrius Davis are particularly high. He knows he can go the way of his two older brothers, one of them is dead and the other in jail, or he can reject street life and focus on graduating high school.

Demetrius attends Robeson High on Chicago's South Side. People like Rodney Thomas at the school are working hard to keep him from dropping out. The question is whether it's too little, too late.

Tune in and visit this page beginning December 15 to hear more of Demetrius' story.