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In the next 12 months over half a million of American students will drop out of school.

Currently there are four-million kids who will not attend any kind of school this year.

That's why a film was made to highlight the importance of education and the pitfalls of dropping out of school.

"I think it's going to make a big impact because we have had problems with dropout rates. Of course you know the biggest drop is the 9th grade that transition between middle school and high school," said Principal, Delores McTier.

Well today--students at Russell County High were encouraged as they listened to stories of Alabama maximum security inmates.

The inmates recounted personal experiences of how they were once young and full of promise, but now they wont see outside prison again.

Students watched the film----some deep in thought.

"It's going to help me a lot. I have big plans. I want to be a lawyer and I want to stay in school and get to college," added Darrien Johnson.

"The central message is the more you read, the more you know, the less you become a victim of our society today," said David Sizemore.

The inmates rendered hope to give Alabama students the chance they no longer have.

Encouraging them to read and sit in the front of the classroom instead of standing behind bars.

 

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