This sounds like an awesome program. I like how honest the kids were:
â€œOne said, â€˜I donâ€™t want to come into a place and find out someone is trying to raise my self-esteem,â€™ â€ Mr. Hall said. â€œAnother said, â€˜Yeah, itâ€™s not like we want a ghetto film school.â€™ Everyone started laughing, and I thought, â€˜What if we could co-opt a negative term and throw it back out there, do the exact opposite?â€™ â€
Enough of these half-baked programs — the kids know immediately whether it’s a fake or if real resources have been committed.