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4m 58s

Wilderness

Ryan was flunking out of school and facing time in detention. Instead, he came to a wilderness program in the harsh mountains of Utah, where he learned to respect his horse, his schooling, and himself. Produced by Erika Cohn, Idle Wild Films for the CPB/PBS Producers Workshop Collection

4m 19s

Rancho Cielo

Jorge dropped out of school to help his family, picking lettuce in the fields of Salinas, California, for five years. Rancho Cielo brought him back to school and a pathway to better job opportunities. Produced by Monika Navarro for the CPB/PBS Producers Workshop Collection

0m 0s

Countdown

With just two weeks to go, Savanna is counting down the last assignments she needs to complete so she can join her classmates on Graduation Day. Her school, Rosie the Riveter Charter High School, is supporting her as she aims to be the first in her family to get a high school diploma. Produced by Christen Hepuakoa Marquez, Paradocs Films for the CPB/PBS Producers Workshop Collection

5m 14s

WHEELS

Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School, called “WHEELS,” graduates its 98% Latino students at far higher rates than other schools in New York City. See the enthusiasm and commitment that drives the teachers and the students in this innovative and successful program. Produced by Patricia Benabe & David Alvarado, Rayuela Films for the CPB/PBS Producers Workshop Collection

4m 38s

Celestial Dancer

The Khmer Arts Academy in Long Beach, California, aims to produce youth leaders through immersion in Cambodia’s traditional arts. For Mealyann, dance acts as a bridge between home, school, and her own goals. Produced by Christen Hepuakoa Marquez, Paradocs Films for the CPB/PBS Producers Workshop Collection

4m 32s

Between Worlds

Brittany was torn between the Navajo reservation she grew up on and loved, and the school in Albuquerque, where she now lives. She ran away, then realized that “dropping out wasn’t as simple as it seemed.” Produced by Ramona Emerson for the CPB/PBS Producers Workshop Collection

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