Desmond Davis, 18, admires his baritone, the instrument he plays in North Dallas High School's band. Photo/Lara Solt
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Exploring Homeless Life

by eaasen

Explore pictures and a video from KERA’s American Graduate: Homeless In High School series.

Slideshow: Scenes From Collin County

The Samaritan Inn, a homeless shelter in Collin County, has 160 beds. Go inside The Samaritan Inn.

  • Sylvia Torres eats lunch at McKinney North High School. Photo/Lara Solt


Slideshow: Meet Desmond Davis

Desmond Davis is a senior at North Dallas High School. He’s the Bulldogs’ drum major, plays in the band, runs track and wrestles for the school. He’s also homeless. He lives with Charles ‘CJ’ Johnson, who has taken in kids from the school for several years.

  • Charles 'CJ' Johnson, right, instructs Desmond Davis on how to prepare chicken fried chicken at his home in Dallas. Johnson has taken in more than 40 homeless boys since 2001. Photo/Lara Solt


Video/Ginny Martin

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