4-11-17 The Bad Kids Movie Screening and Discussion- CKEC & OVEC Collaboration

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Please join us for a screening of the movie, The Bad Kids, followed by a discussion of what young people need to thrive, and accelerate the adoption of strategies that will help them succeed.

Located in an impoverished Mojave Desert community, Black Rock Continuation High School is one of California’s alternative schools for students at risk of dropping out.  Every student here has fallen so far behind in credits that they have no hope of earning a diploma at a traditional high school.  Black Rock is their last chance.

The Bad Kids is an observational documentary that chronicles one principal’s mission to realize the potential of these students whom the system has deemed lost causes.  The film follows Principal Vonda Viland as she coaches three at-risk teens––a new father who can’t support his family, a young woman grappling with sexual abuse, and an angry young man from an unstable home––through the traumas and obstacles that rob them of their spirit and threaten their goal of a high school diploma.


Location: CKEC Training Center