As a mentor, gaining insight into realities your mentee might be facing with identity and income inequality will increase the quality of support you can provide.
There’s a program that brings together kids from two schools. One school is public and in the country’s poorest congressional district. The other is private and costs $43,000/year. They are three miles apart. The hope is that kids connect, but some of the public school kids just can’t get over the divide. We hear what happens when you get to see the other side and it looks a lot better.
Three Miles aired on March 13, 2015. Produced by Chana Joffe-Walt. © 2015 Chicago Public Media & Ira Glass