It's the first day of the new school year, and Courtney is sure it will be her best year ever. She's got great friends, cool clothes, and just about everything money can buy. She even made the cheerleading squad! But all of Courtney's plans for the perfect year vanish when her father loses his job and her parents reveal that they are flat broke. Instead of buying her cheerleader's uniform, Courtney now must find a job any job to help her family get by.