Your past doesn't limit your future
If you had a choice between going to the art institute or looking after the grandma who rescued you, what would you choose? (5:03-5:08)
We have to get them to rise above that. There is more than just making it, than just surviving. (5:50-5:56)
Students drop out for many reasons... but most cite the number one reason is not having a personal relationship with a caring adult.
How: The quote makes people question how significant the choices we make are. Why: Summer has to make a difficult choice and the viewers must ask themselves what choice they would make.
How: The teachers are shown as credible because they talk about their influence on the students. Why: If students realize that there is more to life than just surviving, they will have more determination for a better future.
How: The statistic causes the audience to realize what effect relationships have on students. Why: If students had a better relationship with a teacher or adult, they would be less likely to drop out and it would better impact their future.
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