I owe it all to my father

Fraser High School | Fraser, MI

Determination allowed Merika Yang’s grandfather to bring his family to the U.S. from Laos, but she knows that she also owes the life she has to her father’s love and devotion.

Produced by Madelyn Amesse and Michelle Mansoor, students of Fraser High School in Fraser, Michigan. Instruction provided by SRL Connected Educator James Flanagan. Mentor support provided by Detroit Public Television.

See the full series: New Americans: immigration, identity and community through the eyes of teenagers