Who Cares About Kelsey?
Who Cares About Kelsey? Previous Broadcasts
KQED World: Sat, Sep 28, 2013 -- 4:00 PM
Kelsey Carroll has one goal - to graduate from high school - and plenty of reasons why she shouldn't. She attends a school with one of the highest dropout rates in New Hampshire and has dealt with homelessness, sexual abuse, and ADHD. As a freshman, she didn't earn a single academic credit, but she did get suspended for dealing drugs. 'Who Cares About Kelsey?' is the story of Kelsey's transformation from a defiant and disruptive "problem student" to a motivated and self-confident young woman. Along the way, critical figures in her personal and educational life shape her coming of age and play important roles in an education revolution that's about empowering - not overpowering - youth with emotional and behavioral challenges.