The Bad Kids Screening

Feb 28, 2017

Join KTTZ-TV for this free screening of the Independent Lens | PBS The Bad Kids at the Texas Tech University Student Union Building in the Escondito Theater Monday, March 6 at 7 PM.

About the film: 
Located in an isolated and impoverished Mojave Desert community, Black Rock Continuation High School is one of California’s alternative schools for at-risk students. Every student there has fallen so far behind that they have little hope of earning a diploma at a traditional high school — Black Rock is their last chance. But tireless Principal Vonda Viland and the teachers at Black Rock are on a mission to realize the potential of students who were deemed lost causes by the system. Powerful and inspiring, The Bad Kids follows Viland and her staff over a year as they coach at-risk teens with compassion, respect, and a seemingly endless supply of patience.