"The Graduates, Pt. 2" on Independent Lens airs at 9 pm on Monday

Oct 29, 2013

This two-part special examines the many roots of the Latino dropout crisis through the eyes of six inspiring young students who are part of an ongoing effort to increase graduation rates for a growing Latino population. These student profiles offer a first-hand perspective on the challenges facing many Latino high school students, including over-crowded schools, crime-ridden neighborhoods, teen pregnancy and pressure to contribute to the family finances.

"The Graduates, Pt. 2" on Independent Lens airs Monday, November 4th at 9:00 p.m. on channels 3 and 3-1.

Juan came out as a freshman. He was on the verge of dropping out but the performing arts kept him in school.