The documentary All The Difference, a part of American Graduate: Let's Make It Happen, supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, traces the paths of two teens from the South Side of Chicago who dared to dream a seemingly impossible dream: to graduate from college. POV's resources challenge students, families and educators with real-life situations that Robert and Krishaun from All The Difference experienced themselves.
For Students: An online, interactive College Bound Students Handbook introduced by Executive Producer Wes Moore and intended for first-generation students to use in their college prep and through their college careers. The handbook covers such topics as college selection, financial aid packages, time management, networking, academic majors and stumbling blocks.
For Educators: An online, interactive Facilitators Guide offers strategies and activities to use the film to start conversations with students and help them prepare for their college careers.
PBS will broadcast All The Difference on Monday, Sept. 12 to kick off "Spotlight Education," a special week of programming examining the challenges facing today’s students and America’s education system.