For many students, their dreams are to grow up and leave the blight and crime in Detroit behind.
But for one student, Hakeem Weatherspoon, his focus is on transforming his neighborhood for the better.
Weatherspoon's dream begins with a park, but his vision for the future is much bigger.
His big plans for a cleaner, safer community started inside the halls of Denby High School nearly three years ago.
Watch his full story in the video player above.