Undroppable: Overcoming Adversity to Graduate from High School
August 21, 2012
America, we’ve got a drop out problem.
1.3 million students drop out each year in the U.S. (That's 1 in 4 high school students!)
So what will get kids to stay in school? To be “Undroppable?” A new project thinks they know.
The hope of a new social media campaign and feature length documentary called UNDROPPABLE is that real stories from kids will inspire other kids. So, the UNDROPPABLE team is following kids who overcome huge challenges in order to graduate and capturing their stories.
Not only that, Jason Pollock, the creator of Undroppable, wants to give something positive to the education discussion. He writes, “If we truly want to fix our world economy, we need to fix education first. Our schools are UNDROPPABLE, our students are UNDROPPABLE, and education is an issue that is UNDROPPABLE.”
A knock on the door changed everything. Beverly Flores parents were deported by immigration. But she still is UNDROPPABLE.
Watch for the finished UNDROPPABLE movie mid- 2013.
What do you think about the UNDROPPABLE project? Comment here.
Melissa Taylor is a freelance writer, an award-winning educational blogger at ImaginationSoup, an award-winning teacher with a M.A. in Education, and a mom of two children, ages 6 and 9. Follow Taylor on Twitter or find her on Facebook.
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