Hero Teachers Spend Savings to Keep School Afloat in Rough Neighborhood

Danita Jones and Nate Smith serve as the only teachers at the Orland Experience School.
2:06 | 05/31/15

Coming up in the next {{countdown}} {{countdownlbl}}

Coming up next:

{{nextVideo.title}}

{{nextVideo.description}}

Skip to this video now

Now Playing:

{{currentVideo.title}}

More information on this video
Enhanced full screen
Explore related content
Comments
Related Extras
Related Videos
Video Transcript
Transcript for Hero Teachers Spend Savings to Keep School Afloat in Rough Neighborhood
because they couldn't sit back and do nothing when they saw children struggling. They're "America strong" and determined. Here's Matt Gutman. Reporter: At the Orlando experience school, every day begins with a song, a beat and affirmation. There's only grade six here. My sister almost got shot. There's a whole bunch of fights. Reporter: She's bus driver, nurse, and principal. After founding the school, they scraped clean their life savings to keep it going. Seven straight months working for three. Why? If you were on the side of a pool and saw someone drowning, would you save them? Reporter: Of course. Lack of a proper education is the same as drowning. Reporter: Even lunch became an event. And soon enough, the grades went from "d"s to "a"s. Jones and smith call these kids their kids. The kids think of them as parents. I'm crying because I know that they are here for me. And I'm very thankful that they are, because I never really had anyone close to me besides my mom. Reporter: Next year, they'll welcome 50 new kids. They just have to figure out where to put them. We thank Matt for that story, and thank you for watching. "Gma" first thing in the morning, David Muir will be back tomorrow night. I'm Tom llamas in New York. Have a great evening.

This transcript has been automatically generated and may not be 100% accurate.

{"id":31433811,"title":"Hero Teachers Spend Savings to Keep School Afloat in Rough Neighborhood","duration":"2:06","description":"Danita Jones and Nate Smith serve as the only teachers at the Orland Experience School. ","url":"/WNT/video/hero-teachers-spend-savings-school-afloat-rough-neighborhood-31433811","section":"WNT","mediaType":"default"}