This Mom Tells Us How She Raised Her Son Out Of Chicago's South Side

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This Mom Tells Us How She Raised Her Son Out Of Chicago's South Side
A Chicago mom spoke to us about having a child when she was a teenager and raising him to be a college-bound student on the city's South Side.
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This year, Urban Prep Academies in Chicago graduated 252 seniors; all of them were accepted to four-year colleges or universities. Students told us about where they're from and where they're going, presenting a sort of counternarrative to Chicago's rampant gun violence. 

The mother of one of those students talked to us about some of the hardships she faced after becoming a teen mom and later raising a college-bound black man on Chicago's South Side. 

Music provided courtesy of APM Music.