By Holly V. Hays
D’onte Norris was lost. Dad was out of the picture. Mom was on drugs. Despite being raised by involved grandparents, the 21-year-old still felt incomplete. “Not having both parents is like missing a leg or missing and arm,” Norris told IndyStar, “missing a half of a brain.” Bored with classrooms, Norris dropped out during his senior year at the now-shuttered Broad Ripple High School. He had no sense of direction in his life. He had dreams, but wasn’t sure how to go about achieving them. Thanks to a newfound brotherhood with a dozen or so other young men from similar backgrounds, Norris said he’s starting to see a clearer path toward his future.