Race To Nowhere Viewing at Park Road Montessori
IF WE CAN GET 100 PEOPLE TO SIGN UP FOR A VIEWING OF THE MOVIE, "RACE TO NOWHERE," WE CAN HOST A VIEWING AT PARK ROAD MONTESSORI (OR ANOTHER FACILITY) AND A PERCENTAGE OF THE PROCEEDS WILL GO TO THE SCHOOL.
[FROM THE MOVIE WEBSITE: WWW.RACETONOWHERE.COM
Director Vicki Abeles turns the personal political, igniting a national conversation in her new documentary about the pressures faced by American schoolchildren and their teachers in a system and culture obsessed with the illusion of achievement, competition and the pressure to perform. Featuring the heartbreaking stories of young people across the country who have been pushed to the brink, educators who are burned out and worried that students aren’t developing the skills they need, and parents who are trying to do what’s best for their kids, Race to Nowhere points to the silent epidemic in our schools: cheating has become commonplace, students have become disengaged, stress-related illness, depression and burnout are rampant, and young people arrive at college and the workplace unprepared and uninspired.
Race to Nowhere is a call to mobilize families, educators, and policy makers to challenge current assumptions on how to best prepare the youth of America to become healthy, bright, contributing and leading citizens.
Join us as we continue to co-sponsor screenings across the country on national screening days: December 2, January 6th, 12th and 25th. There is flexibility on dates so let us know the date that works for your community.
A screening is a unique opportunity to fundraise for your school or organization. We sell tickets online to your event and donate a percentage of the proceeds to your school or organization. If you prefer not to charge admission, there is also the option to pay a one time license fee which is based on size and scope of your event.
Hosting a screening of Race to Nowhere ensures that students, parents and educators in your community come together to view the film and discuss: How can we best prepare our youth to become healthy, bright, and contributing citizens? How do we define achievement? How can we make choices that support the healthy development of young people? How can we end the race to nowhere?
Individuals, schools, communities, and/or organizations that can....
- galvanize an audience of more than 100;
- secure a local movie theater, university or high school theater or another suitable venue seating at least 100;
- promote a high-profile screening; and
- facilitate post-film discussion using our facilitation guide