Khan Academy students make it work in new documentary series

2019-04-04 15:23:07 GMT

At Phillips Magnet Elementary School in Napa, California, where 65% of students are second-language learners and 85% come from low-income backgrounds, one group of students is bringing light to a community no longer willing to stay in the shadows.

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The new docuseries ‘Make it Work’, now available on Amazon Prime Video and The Roku Channel, features students who are inspired by their teacher and powered by lessons from Khan Academy. Follow their journey as they apply newfound skills to propose a public improvement project to make the streets around their school safer.

“I’m so proud of these students,” says Sal Khan, Khan Academy’s founder. “Their success shows us how students who have access to a high-quality education are able to unlock their full potential and accomplish great things. I want that for every child in America and around the world.”

Narrated by YouTube icon Hank Green and produced and directed by Emmy Award-winning filmmakers Kip and Kern Konwiser—‘Miss Evers’ Boys’ and ‘On Hallowed Ground’—the four-part series follows young disruptors as they use imagination and innovation to improve their communities.