Yucca Valley school becomes final hope for high school dropouts

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Students who enroll at Black Rock High School have fallen far behind in traditional school and struggle to earn a diploma. They deal with poverty, unstable homes and emotional trauma. A new documentary called “The Bad Kids” shows how the school’s principal and staff mentor the kids and get them back on track. The film premieres March 20th on PBS.


Black Rock High School Principal Vonda Viland and a student named Lee, in the documentary “The Bad Kids.” (Photo courtesy of Low Key Pictures)

Credits

Guests:
Vonda Viland - Principal, Black Rock High School, Keith Fulton - Co-Director, "The Bad Kids" - @BadKidsMovie

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Anna Scott, Jolie Myers, Christian Bordal, Amy Ta, Michell Eloy