What was your biggest obstacle when it came to high school? Maybe waking up at the crack of dawn to catch the bus, or struggling to finish your homework while simultaneously making it to lacrosse practice. But for some students across the country, issues run the gamut from gang involvement to absentee parents to gun violence.
Created by filmmaker Jason Pollock, the social campaign of “Undroppable” seeks to “combat the current drop-out epidemic by sharing the incredible stories of those who are graduating in some of the hardest hit schools and communities,” according to a press release.
The social media movement culminates in a feature-length documentary, highlighting these students who are “going through a lot” but still working to beat the odds and graduate high school.
Students at the six schools selected to be part of the film are featured in short clips on the campaign’s website. Each declares themselves “undroppable,” presenting an uplifting bright spot in education news these days.
How far would you go to graduate high school? And what do you think we can do to help these students? Let us know in the comments.