BCPS in the News

Screening of American Promise Documentary and Community Discussions

Thursday, April 17, 2014
 
 
WHO:                   
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) educators, parents, community leaders and students        
 
WHAT:                 
BCPS Student Support Initiatives - Diversity, Cultural Outreach & Prevention Department, in partnership with the Children’s Services Council of Broward County and United Way of Broward County, is hosting a screening of the American Promise documentary, which highlights the challenges facing African-American youths.  Following the screening, the film’s directors will lead community discussions.
 
WHEN:                 
Events take place on Thursday, April 24, 2014, and Friday, April 25, 2014
 
WHERE:              
Thursday, April 24, 2014 

Cinema Paradiso Theater
503 SE 6th Street, Fort Lauderdale
5:30 – 8 p.m. 
 
Friday, April 25, 2014
Pompano Beach High School
600 NE 13 Avenue, Pompano Beach
9  – 11:30 a.m.
 
WHY:                    
The American Promise documentary follows the lives of two African-American boys as they grow into adulthood.  The documentary spans 13 years of their lives as the students attend Dalton, one of the most prestigious private schools in the country.  The documentary chronicles the boys' paths from kindergarten through high school graduation, and highlights America’s struggle to come of age on issues of race, class and opportunity. 
 
The goal of the screening and community discussion is to enhance dialogue within the Broward County community about bridging the achievement gap for African-American males.
 
MEDIA ARE INVITED TO COVER THIS EVENT.
 
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