Alan Smith spent 14 years teaching philosophy and literature to violent criminals in a prison in England until he realized he was changing, slowly "becoming more of the prison than I wanted to be," and had to walk away.
Delsie Bailey became pregnant with her daughter Faith while she was in high school. She's now a rising college junior, raising her daughter with her parents and committed to making sure that other high school girls get sex education.
Kofi Annan moved back to Ghana this week. He's not alone among those returning to that country. About 1,500 Americans now live in Ghana, and more may follow. The reason: this year marks the 50th anniversary of Ghana's independence, and the West African country is opening its arms to the descendants of slaves who were shipped to the Americas from its ports over the centuries.
Janet Butler and her family moved to Ghana seven years ago. Her friends and family were stunned: she was a successful businesswoman, happily married to an attorney, and a mother of two children.