There's an alternative high school in Southern California that's considered a last resort for teenagers who have fallen so far behind in school credits that they have almost no chance of receiving a diploma. “The Bad Kids” follows three students struggling to graduate from Black Rock Continuation High School in Yucca Valley as they try to balance the pressures of school and home life. Some have tough situations at home, like parents who are abusing drugs or alcohol while others are parents themselves.
KPCC In Person and PBS SoCal present a screening of “The Bad Kids” followed by a conversation with education reporter Adolfo Guzman-Lopez and three young adults who have attended alternative schools to get insights into their experiences — what worked, what didn’t, what did they love and what would they have done differently.
Refreshments available in the lobby prior to the screening.
KPCC In Person and PBS SoCal – working in conjunction with Indie Lens Pop-Up – present documentary films as a way to seed conversations with community members who bring unique and relevant insights to the subjects covered in the films.