The gang laughs off a teen-aged amateur boxer's interest in ballet as a "sissy" interest, and figure their friend will be in for a beating by the city's top boxer in a tournament. But the young boy has a few tricks up his sleeve, and his interest in ballet plays a key role.
Fat Albert inadvertently sees bruises on his girlfriend Patrice's body and realizes she may be suffering abuse at her mother's hands. Albert urges Patrice to get help before her mother injures her more seriously.
The gang's ice-skating friend, Roberta, is deeply troubled by her parents' imminent divorce. It's up to Fat Albert and Roberta's school counselor to help her realize that the divorce isn't her fault and that -- because her parents will have joint custody -- she can still love and spend time with both her mother and father.
Rudy's friend, Dustin, gives the gang the wrong information on sex education when he gives them pornographic magazines and shows them dirty movies. Rudy's mother intervenes and points the boys in the right direction.