Takepart TV Takeover Makeover

  The teachers and principal at Jordan High School in Los Angeles, CA are dedicated to boosting student achievement via the Green Dot school initiative. However, while good work was happening on the inside, the cafeteria and exterior area of the school was reminiscent of a prison yard. To show visible signs of change during the transformation, Griffin Matthews and his friends gave the school grounds the ultimate makeover. Did you know that public school teachers spend 3 billion dollars out of their own pockets on school supplies each year? You can help support inspiring teachers, like the ones at Jordan High, by getting involved in TakePart's Great Back-to-School Challenge. Take two minutes to help fund the future—one classroom at a time.