If you have ever felt concern for at-risk students, this DVD can help you gain a glimpse into the overwhelming odds which they face in pursuing an education. Follow real students of a California Charter School called Save Our Future as they and their leaders fight against red tape, cultural stigmas, and the threats inherent in their neighborhood and personal situations. With 60% of the students under probation, the students face a very uncertain future as they struggle with the chasm between real life challenges and the goal of high school graduation that can change their lives. What are their lives like? Who is trying to help them? Does anyone outside of their small community even care about what happens to them?
Meet Charlotte Austin Jordan and her husband Kenneth Jordan as they fight to keep their unique school open. They contact supporters, fight local school district hostility, and strive to awaken the community at large to the opportunities that can be there for at-risk kids. They enforce discipline in dress and behavior while encouraging high school-aged parents to come to school even if it means toting along their young children. Full of heart and strength of character, the Jordans are fiercely protective of their students but intensely concerned over their futures.