Last Wednesday, the docuseries “Dream School: NYC” premiered, taking on a new class of students who have dropped out or been expelled from the conventional school system and offers them a real chance to graduate. As this second season continues, “Food Fighters” and “Man v. Food” host Adam Richman teaches kids about the benefits of urban gardening.
At “Dream School: NYC” kids who were the hardest to reach via a traditional school curriculum, receive lessons firsthand from leaders in various fields. The mentors have made it their personal duty to educate students and help them turn their lives around. However, overcoming past failures will prove to be no easy task for both the
students and teachers where life is tough, but the lessons are tougher. Can this class from The Big Apple – which includes those dealing with poverty, homelessness, single parenthood and being orphaned – overcome the odds and prove they can “make it there”?
“Dream School: NYC” features an all-star cast committed to changing the lives of the youth and includes among others: food connoisseur Adam Richman, chef and restaurateur David Chang, Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir, screenwriter Cliff Dorfman (“Entourage”, Warrior), survival expert Les Stroud, The Young Turks’ journalists Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, financial guru Alvin Hall, fitness instructor Nicole Winhoffer, historian David Eisenbach, Rabbi Shmuel “Shmuley” Boteach (author of Kosher Jesus and Kosher Sex), actor Dean Winters, and lawyer and rights activist Gloria Allred.
Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson says: “I am excited “Dream School” is coming back for a second season, this show is really important to me and I am honored to be able to help offer these kids a chance to turn their lives around.”
Take a look at this lineup of very cool instructors:
Gloria Allred (Civil Rights Attorney) – Legal Studies
50 Cent (Multi-platinum award-winning musician and Entrepreneur) – Student Mentor
David Chang (Chef and founder of Momofuku Restaurant Group) – Nutrition and Culinary Arts
Chuck D (Hip-Hop Legend, RAPtivist, Musician and Digital Advocate) – Student Mentor and Sociology
Cliff Dorfman (Screenwriter) – English
David Eisenbach (Author and Historian) – History
Alvin Hall (Financial Advisor and Author) – Math
Gaye Theresa Johnson (Activist, Author and Historian) – Sociology
Adam Richman (Television personality) – Environmental Studies
Don Rimx (Graffiti Artist and Muralist) – Art
Rabbi Shmuley (Author, TV Host and Public Speaker) – Religious Studies
Les Stroud (Survival Expert) – Earth Sciences
Cenk Uygur (“The Young Turks” Main Host and Co-founder) – Cultural Studies
Johnny Weir (Olympic Figure Skater) – Physical Education and Communications
Nicole Winhoffer (Fitness Instructor) – Physical Education
Dean Winters (Actor) – Life Skills
What an incredibly journey for these kids to have teachers like these. I predict a great deal of success for “Dream School: NYC” and its graduates!