The Rule

The Rule

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

The Rule tells a rare story of success. In Newark, New Jersey, where the average high school graduation rate is abysmal, St. Benedict's Prep is the exception - with a near 100 percent college acceptance rate.  Filmmakers Marylou and Jerome Bongiorno profile the school and the Benedictine monks of Newark Abbey to see how they achieve success among a vulnerable population of inner-city African-American and Latino teenage boys. The film details how their "recipe for success" follows the 6th century Rule of Saint Benedict and how this rule can serve as a model for whole cities nationwide. Airs 6/7 at 6:30 pm.-8p.m. on WXXI World 21.2/TW 1275.

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This program is part of WXXI's American Graduate: Let's Make It Happen Initiative: a public media initiative to stem the dropout crisis by supporting community-based solutions. Learn more at: http://wxxi.org/grad

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