Check out this powerful short of Pedal Rev intern, Richie, who was a drop out and homeless in Stockton to getting on his way to a GED. He had nothing except mechanic knowledge and without anyone to encourage him, moved to SF to give himself a second chance.
If you're not familiar with these guys, Pedal Revolution is a non profit that gives the youth a second chance in life. C'mon. Seriously, a touching video.