The Homestretch: Chicago Teens Who Fight to Graduate & Build Futures

Airing Monday, April 13, 10pm on WGBY, Independent Lens: The Homestretch by Anne de Mare and Kirsten Kelly follows three smart and ambitious Chicago teens who brave frigid winters, high school pressures and homelessness to stay in school, graduate and build a future.  A discussion guide designed to facilitate dialogue and deepen understanding of the complex issues in this filmis also an invitation not only to sit back and enjoy the show — but to step up and take action.  The guide as well as related resources is available at Independent Lens’ website for The Homestretch .  In addition, you’ll find a wealth of resources on homelessness at PBS LearningMedia that you can filter by grade, content, media type and more.

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