To Do List: Film about teen’s troubles, triumphs on N.H. Public Television
Kelsey Carroll in the hallway at Somersworth, NH, High School. Kelsey is featured in the film Who Cares About Kelsey? by Producer/Director Dan Habib. Film synopsis: Kelsey Carroll has one goalÂ âÂ to graduate from high schoolÂ âÂ and plenty of reasons why she shouldn't.Â She attends a school with one of the highest dropout rates in New Hampshire and has dealt with homelessness,Â self-mutilation, and ADHD. As a freshman, she didn't earn a single academic credit, but she did get suspended for dealing drugs.Â During Kelseyâs sophomore year, a new school principal implemented PBIS and a youth-directed planning process called RENEW to improve the schoolâs culture and reduce the dropout rate. Â This school-wide overhaul gave Kelsey a chance at a different outcome.Â Â Who Cares About Kelsey?Â is the story of Kelsey's transformation from a defiant 'problem student' to a motivated, self-confident young woman. Critical figures in her life shape her coming of age and play important roles in an education revolution that's about empowering âÂ not overpoweringÂ Â âÂ our most emotionally and behaviorally challenged youth. Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »
THE DOCUMENTARY Who Cares About Kelsey? by University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability filmmaker Dan Habib will be broadcast tonight and tomorrow on public television.
The film focuses on Somersworth High School’s Kelsey Carroll and traces her path from a problem student to a motivated and self-confident young woman. Innovative programs her high school put in place to help students like Kelsey assisted in her transformation.
The film will be shown on New Hampshire Public Television EXPLORE (Channel 11 for Comcast customers) tonight at 8 and tomorrow at 6.
To view a trailer and learn more about the film, go to