Exposition: Maya is in class while the popular girl is handing out permission slips for a Spring Fling. In her mind she knows she won't be able to get permission to end up going. But instead she takes a permission slip and ends up keeping it with her.
Later, Maya's younger brother gets into a fight and ends up getting hurt bad and leaving the other boy hurt bad.
Next, the Principal calls Maya's Father and her little brother gets suspended.
After they get home Maya's dad is mad and he starts arguing with him.
All of a sudden, Maya's mom hurts her legs and cannot work so, Maya has to work for her mom, and her mom's job is to clean houses and be a house mom. So now Maya was in charge of, cleaning houses, cooking for the family, and going to school.
Maya then pulls out a school dance permission slip, and her brother decided to help her get in. Later, the dad decides to let her go only if the brother goes as her chaperone. She ends up having a great time and she goes back home and thanks her brother.