Back when Stefani McCoy was 17, she felt isolated and depressed. Her mother was raising her solo while her father battled drug addiction. One day, she decided she was done with going to school. "No one could talk me out of it," says McCoy, who soon ended up living out of her car.
Eleven years later, she's in the Peace Corps, trying to help dropouts in Namibia in a similar situation.
As McCoy says, "They're me in African form."