Beat The Odds:  The Children's Defense Fund

Steve Zehentner Credits:  Script, Direction and Co-edit with Peter Norrman

The Beat the Odds scholarship program was started by the Children's Defense Fund in 1990 to affirm the success of young people who are overcoming tremendous obstacles in their lives while working hard, demonstrating academic excellence, and giving back to their communities. Beat the Odds recipients continue to be leaders in their schools and mentors to those in need in the community, while developing academic skills necessary to pursue a college education.  This film profiles three scholarship awardees.