Kids who grow up in the poorest communities throughout America are surrounded by limits. Money is tight. Work is scarce. Education is poor. And college? That’s just a dream. At first glance Umatilla, Oregon, fits this stereotypical profile — a dead-end town with no opportunities. Look a little closer, and you’ll find a school superintendent who refuses to see limits, a community that invests in its schools, and kids who excel when given the opportunity. This is a story about a robotics team and how it united a town and taught its kids they could and should reach for the stars.
This is a really good documentary following FRC Team 4125, Confidential’s 2016 season that released just last week, and can be watched for free on Oregon Public Broadcasting: