“At the Crossroads” the Film

The Crossroads Collective is a program developed by a sociology professor and a high school assistant principal using hip-hop culture to (re)engage Black and Latino males with school.  As a result of the program, student disciplinary referrals decreased while grades increased for the young men. This film is centered on the lives of the young men in the program and focuses on how youth navigate their lives, cope with harsh urban realities, and find hope through hip-hop culture. This film will serve as a reminder of the realities facing young Black and Latino males across the country. The project will highlight the importance of creating safe spaces where youth are respected, challenged, nurtured, and loved.