The Film

This campaign has grown out of the film, Who Cares About Kelsey?, airing fall 2013 on public television. The film is the story of Kelsey Carroll, who has one goal – to graduate from high school –but has plenty of reasons why she shouldn't. She attends a school with one of the highest dropout rates in New Hampshire and has dealt with homelessness, sexual abuse, and ADHD. As a freshman, she didn't earn a single academic credit, but she did get suspended for dealing drugs.

Who Cares About Kelsey? is the story of Kelsey's transformation from a defiant and disruptive "problem student" to a motivated and self-confident young woman. Along the way, critical figures in her personal and educational life play important roles in an education revolution that's about empowering —not overpowering— youth with emotional and behavioral challenges.