The Sundance Channel announced recently that it’s soon to launch a brand new show entitled Get To Work; an original non-fiction series chronicling the tales from a hardcore boot camp for the chronically unemployed.
Sarah Barnett, Sundance Channel’s general manager had this to say about the series:
“‘Get to Work’ examines one of the country’s most urgent challenges, joblessness, with a portrayal that is sometimes painful but often deeply affecting. We see individuals that many might have given up on transform before our eyes.
It is powerful and intense to watch as these students try to overcome incredible odds to build a future. We’re excited to provide our viewers with a gripping, intimate look at this important issue.”
The series focuses on a real program called ‘STRIVE’ and shot at ‘Second Chance’ in San Diego, California, a not for profit organisation that has been championing STRIVE training for the past 14 years.
The Executive Director of Second Chance, Robert Coleman added:
“We are thrilled that Sundance Channel, a network intent on respectful and authentic programming, is pushing these important issues to the forefront by depicting the realities of today’s job environment and the experiences of those in our program.”
Since its inception, STRIVE has graduated nearly 50,000 people from its core programs across America, with over 2,200 graduates places into jobs in 2100; make no mistake, this is a show that’s worth supporting.
Get To Work is a series of 8 60 minutes episodes, that began airing on the Sundance Channel on August 13th. For more info, head to the website at http://www.sundancechannel.com/get-to-work/.