Watch 50 Cent & Chuck D Mentor Students, Urging Them to Turn Their Lives Around in SundanceTV Series 'Dream School'
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Watch 50 Cent & Chuck D Mentor Students, Urging Them to Turn Their Lives Around in SundanceTV Series 'Dream School'

nullSundanceTV’s “Dream School: NYC,” which premiered last Wednesday,

October 1st at 10pm ET/PT, takes on a new class of students who have dropped out or been expelled from

the conventional school system and offers them a real chance to graduate.

At “Dream School: NYC” kids

who were the hardest to reach via a traditional school curriculum, receive lessons firsthand from leaders

in various fields. The mentors have made it their personal duty to educate students and help them turn

their lives around. However, overcoming past failures will prove to be no easy task for both the students

and teachers. 

Joining Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and Jamie Oliver as executive producers for

season two is one of hip-hop’s most influential and positive voices, Chuck D. 50 Cent and Chuck D are

no strangers to overcoming adversity in order to succeed. Together, they head to New York with a

new roster of mentors to take on 15 students that are in desperate need of inspiration.

SundanceTV President, Sarah Barnett, stated: “The journey of these young students as they struggle to

rewrite the script of their lives is inspiring and at times explosive. Their “Dream School” guides are an

impassioned group of influencers and celebrities who passionately try to help these students forge a fresh

future for themselves. This is unscripted television that feels every bit as dramatic as scripted


In an effort to allow students to realize their full academic potential, SundanceTV has partnered with New

York City’s renowned Beekman School, known for personalizing their approach to education according

to each student’s unique abilities. Through this accredited program, each student will be granted an

opportunity to graduate high school. Leading the charge to higher education is LouAnne Johnson, former teacher, and author of the New York Times bestseller, “Dangerous Minds” (originally “My Posse Don’t

Do Homework”). Johnson will serve as principal at “Dream School.”

The complete list of instructors and their teaching topics are:

Gloria Allred (Civil Rights Attorney) – Legal Studies

50 Cent (Multi-platinum award-winning musician and Entrepreneur) – Student Mentor

David Chang (Chef and founder of Momofuku Restaurant Group) – Nutrition and Culinary Arts

Chuck D (Hip-Hop Legend, RAPtivist, Musician and Digital Advocate) – Student Mentor and Sociology

Cliff Dorfman (Screenwriter) – English

David Eisenbach (Author and Historian) – History

Alvin Hall (Financial Advisor and Author) – Math

Gaye Theresa Johnson (Activist, Author and Historian) – Sociology

Adam Richman (Television personality) – Environmental Studies

Don Rimx (Graffiti Artist and Muralist) – Art

Rabbi Shmuley (Author, TV Host and Public Speaker) – Religious Studies

Les Stroud (Survival Expert) – Earth Sciences

Cenk Uygur (“The Young Turks” Main Host and Co-founder) – Cultural Studies

Johnny Weir (Olympic Figure Skater) – Physical Education and Communications

Nicole Winhoffer (Fitness Instructor) – Physical Education

Dean Winters (Actor) – Life Skills

The show is produced by Fresh One Productions, the production company launched by Jamie Oliver and

its Emmy award winning executive producer Roy Ackerman. 

The show is also produced by 50 Cent’s G-Unit Films

and Television. His producing partner Andrew Jameson also serves as Executive Producer. Nicole

DeFusco and Jonathan Grosskopf will executive produce for SundanceTV.

Trailer below:

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