In South Los Angeles, nearly one half of all high school students drop out before graduation day. At Verbum Dei it's a different story — in part due to the Catholic school's unusual strategy. The young men who attend are required to supplement their tuition by working one day a week.
School administrators say it helps students take more pride in their education. The program seems to be working; in past years, every single Verbum Dei student has gone on to college.
We follow around student Ramon Quevedo to see how the program has helped him transform his life.