Teacher On the Brink is the story of Steve McQueen, a 26-year-old campus security guard and nightclub bouncer who’d been raised in an abusive environment where addiction, violence, and racism were everyday experiences. While fighting his own battle with impulse control and excessive drinking, McQueen is unfairly fired from his job at the university. A recent graduate, McQueen is on the brink of homelessness when he’s offered a long-term substitute position teaching in an alternative school in Philadelphia. McQueen discovers that his students’ demons are even worse than his own and undergoes a profound personal metamorphosis as he becomes a teacher. But unfortunately, events at Project Hope take a tragic and unexpected turn.