Joshua came to Reno from Los Angeles, nearly two years ago, to live with his sister. He says he's been through ups and downs in the Biggest Little City, but that it hasn't been as turbulent as his life in California.
Staying Calm Despite Challenges
He says he's learned to calm down here, and stay away from violence. He also finds refuge and help at the Eddy House, a drop-in center with resources for young adults.
One Day at a Time
But Joshua doesn't want to pinpoint his own dreams just yet, at least not publicly.
"There's a lot that I strive for. There's a lot that I wish for and there's a lot that I dream for," he said. "But for right now I just take it one day at a time."
Thinking of society at large he said it's important for people to choose better leaders, but that he believes ultimately change for the better lies in the people's own hands.
Reporting by Jose Olivares for Our Town Reno