Bankrupt Detroit Presents Children With Huge Challenges

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  • A Drop in Enrollment
  • City Bus Struggles
  • Unusable Parks & Recreation
  • Lights Out
  • Special Stresses
  • Death & Detroit
  • Danger & Dysfuntion
  • Hope In a Hopeless Place
  • Giving Back
  • "It's Up to the Youth"
  • Are the Kids Alright?
  • Mass Exodus

Unusable Parks and Recreation

Fifteen-year-old James Moore, Robert's brother, told AP that unsanitary conditions, like "tall grass, nasty bleachers [and] trash everywhere," had often kept his youth-league football team from playing. Most of the city's 300 parks have reportedly become overgrown wastelands. 

(Photo: AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

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