In response, the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board developed an ambitious vision to support at-risk youth. Among those benefiting is Chinel, a shy Grade 7 student whose high school mentor hopes to prepare him for adolescent pressures. Then there's Latasha, a Grade 8 feeling conflicted between her popularity and her conscience. Finally, we meet the young cast of an anti-gang film directed by the high school communications teacher. The protagonist is played by Eddie, whose real-life temptations mirror those of his lawless character.
This new S+L half-hour documentary follows these students for one school year, revealing their challenges, victories, and the limitless potential of Catholic education.
Changing Course: A Catholic project for city schools
premieres Saturday night at 9:30 PM (EST).