South Africans seek safety and security in America

Hillsdale High School | San Mateo, CA

Violence and crime prompted Jenny and her mom to emigrate from South Africa to the United States, where she is happy to be living in a safer community.

Produced by Jessica Bodin, Lexi Doukaki, Jenna Hazard and Zach Helsel, students of Hillsdale High School in San Mateo, California. Instruction provided by SRL Connected Educator Allison Gamlen. Mentor support provided by the PBS NewsHour.

See the full series: New Americans: immigration, identity and community through the eyes of teenagers