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The Rule

See how the Benedictine monks of Newark Abbey in the heart of one of America’s most dangerous cities are able to achieve amazing success with the most vulnerable population: inner city African American and Latino teenage males. While Newark, with a high poverty rate of 32%, has an abysmal high school graduation rate, the nearly 150-year-old St. Benedict’s Prep has a near 100% college acceptance rate. The film details how their “recipe for success” follows the sixth century Rule of Saint Benedict and how this rule can serve as a model for whole cities nationwide.