TEN9EIGHT chronicles the inspirational stories of several teens from low income communities (from Harlem to Compton and all points in between) as they compete in an annual business plan competition. By learning how to be entrepreneurs, many of these students can now forge futures and destinies they never thought possible.
Tatyana Blackwell,Jessica Cervantes,Huong Cheng,Gabriel Echoles,Rodney Walker,Macalee Harlis
In America, a kid drops out of high school every 9 seconds. Imagine if they didn't. This is the compelling question behind award-winning filmmaker Mary Mazzio's newest project Ten9Eight, a thought provoking film which tells the inspirational stories of several inner city teens (of differing race, religion, and ethnicity) from Harlem to Compton and all points in between, as they compete in an annual business plan competition run by the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE).