MTV's If You Really Knew Me Breaks Down High School's Social Barriers

MTV is such an interesting television channel. This channel has brought us popular hits such as “The Jersey Shore,” “Teen Mom,” and “16 and Pregnant.” If you know anything about these shows, you might think they are all going for the shock factor and are not exactly what I’d call classy or uplifting programs. It’s OK, though, MTV is not ABC Family and can show these types of programs. I just usually choose to steer clearit when I am channel surfing.mtv if you really knew me

However, things appear to be changing over on the ‘ole MTV. A new program premieres on July 20 at 11:00pm EST called “If You Really Knew Me.” This show gives students a chance to break down social barriers in their high school and really get to know their classmates.

“If You Really Knew Me” features a different school during each episode and works by bringing students together through “Challenge Days”. “Challenge Days” are those when the entire school comes together and classmates are encouraged to really open up to each other and face difficult decisions and realities about bullying, prejudice, cliques, racism, and sexism.

Continue reading to learn more and watch the trailer.

This show seems like a great opportunity for students who would never talk to each other – geeks, jocks, preps, Goths, nerds, etc. – to interact with each other and really get to know each other as people, not as stereotypes. I think this is a great idea and could really help students break down social barriers that cripple the high schoole experience. Watch the trailer here and decide if you plan on catching a few episodes with me this summer.

“If You Really Knew Me: When people stop talking about each other and start listening to each other, the impossible becomes possible.”

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9 Responses to “MTV’s If You Really Knew Me Breaks Down High School’s Social Barriers”

  1. k hartley says:

    My school has had the most outageous things happen. We’re a tiny little farm school out in the middle of nowhere in Indiana. I don’t think there is one kid in my school who hasn’t had something major, awful, or insane said about them. I have few friends at my school who even know the tragedies I’ve gone through which only makes me thing about what anyone else has gone through. Our school is clique central, drama drama drama, fights, drugs, rumors, and cows all wrapped into one. I think we could change so many students’ lives and the last bit of high school careers if we had a Challenge Day. Please consider it!

  2. Shawn says:

    Hi, im a junior at Scott High School in Madison WV. Our school is full of stories that need to be told. Our staff works overtime to try and help but it doesnt help. We need this show to try and resolve conflicts and judgement. Please We Need Help

  3. Jaycee Fourkiller says:

    hello,my name is Jaycee Fourkiller and if you really knew me you would know that Crandall High School needs you to come to our school. We have way to many cliques and recently alot of drama and just alot of bad things happening. please come to are school.we really need your help. thank you.

  4. MM says:

    hi. i am a senior at ridgewood high school. we may seem like any other school from the outside, but the truth is, this school has a great deal of problems. In the past 11 months, we have suffered three tragic suicides. Everyone at this school has a problem, yet everyone at this school wears a mask If there was any way MTV could come to ridgewood high school, we would all really appreciate it. Our school is shaken beyond words. We really need your help.
    Thank you.

  5. Rachel Aguirre says:

    Hi If you really knew me. This show inspired me…Please come to my school! this school needs it! The school is Crosby-Ironton High school in Crosby, Minnesota…The grades are 7-12 and we NEED challenge day…Please come!…This school has people that judge and bring people down.

  6. Jason Vest says:

    First of all i want to say if you really knew me you would know that your show really opened my eyes even wider about these clique’s in my school.But there’s just one thing can you please come to my school and have a challenge day at Chillicothe High School, OH to stop all this non-since. My name is Jason Vest and i am labeled as a nerd.But they dont know is that i came from an abussive family and wat people dont know is that i have a stronge heart but no one will listen.

  7. Anthony Abramo says:

    Hello if you really knew me ur show inspired me my name is anthony abramo and i would please please come to my school amherst middle school buffalo NY tons of drama but ive gotten very hurt from being called fat and it isnt just me its tons of ppl i have lost tons of friends and i watched ur show and hoped you can help me ur my only hope for our school but if the ppl in the school really knew me they would know i have a tough life i have gone through alot through deaths in my family,picked on,and to troubles in m family.

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