Eight shorts, four in English and four in Spanish give life to Project: VALUES. Through genders such as drama, comedy, tragedy and fantasy, characters live experiences that show the need of good moral values in our daily lives. Beyond the values, these shorts tackle subjects such as dengue prevention, stray bullets, social disobedience, disrespect to the elderly, psychological and physical bullying, the bad business of drug dealing and in-school terror.
Four childhood friends, Valerie, Justine, Nicole and Sasha, decide to buy together a pair of shoes for all of them to use. When Valerie falls ill, hospitalized with dengue, Justine, Nicole and Sasha decide to use only one shoe, exchanging it weekly in memory of their friend. Wanting to spread the conscience on dengue, they decide to clean Valerie’s house surroundings. In the meantime, Valerie fights between life and death, and her mother, Victoria (Jailene Cintrón), suffers with her sense of guilt.
Five friends cut class and go to a nearby forest to consume drugs. There they find a majestic tree where they fall asleep. They hallucinate that a humanoid serpent entraps them, accuses them of disobedient and, as punishment, she will eat them alive.
A group of students and their homeroom teacher, Mr. Pérez, plan a Christmas party at the teacher’s home. There will be a gift exchange in this party but one student, Pedro, doesn’t want to participate. Pedro insists he hates Christmas. Sr. Pérez (René Monclova) unexpectedly tells his students a personal story about his only daughter that’ll make his students reflect.
Two girls, Leslie and Bernice, get in a fight for a guy’s love. The school’s director calls their mothers in to take control of the situation and discovers the mothers show the same negative attitudes as their daughters. To this, Amanda, a friend of both Bernice and Leslie, attempts to resolve their situation, but only manages to get Bernice and Leslie to use her as a spy against the other.
Petra, a 60 year old grandmother, is facing a great challenge, make her rebel granddaughter, Vicky, learn the meaning of respect. Vicky’s conduct at school is just as unrespectful; she’s even more offensive and mocking towards her classmates. To correct Vicky’s conduct, Petra makes an ingenious plan to teach Vicky a lesson on humility.
Merrary is the new girl at school. For her strange way of looking and walking, there’re rumors that she’s crazy and evil. Illia and Alice, two school bullies, mess with her physically and psychologically. Subject to such humiliation, Joe, a paralytic boy who takes classes with Merrary, is the only one to come to her defense.
When Lorena’s (Geraldine Fernández) jewels are gone without a trace, she know as a policewoman it must’ve been family theft. Her daughter Rose, a college student with excellent grades, convinces her it must’ve been Alex, her adopted brother who’s in school trouble for cutting class, when in reality it was Rose who stole the jewels to save her boyfriend’s life from some drug dealers for loosing a bet.
Three classmates with special powers, Nora, Ester and Carmen, form a secret society dedicated to doing good at school. Their goal: denounce all abuse and illegal acts at school. Along their school’s director (Edna Lisboa), they will defeat the reign of terror of Gilbert, alias “El Macho” and his girlfriend Afrodita, alias “La Potra”, who have a gang in the school that sells drugs.