Homeless, transgender immigrant teen finds hope in education

West Ranch High School | Stevenson Ranch, CA

In the hopes for a better life, Hunter Heksch, along with his family, left Hungary to immigrate to the United States. But this land of opportunity wasn’t what he’d hoped. If struggling to maintain high grades wasn’t enough, Hunter is homeless and is currently searching for acceptance after identifying as transgender.

Produced by Alex Burdsall, Caden Cerulle, Danae Hall and Avery Schroeder, students at West Ranch High School in Santa Clarita, California.