Broward County Public Schools and the City of Parkland have teamed up to offer the community a free showing of the movie Race to Nowhere. This film examines the stress that today’s students are faced within terms of competitiveness in academics and over-scheduling. The film examines if our culture is placing too much pressure on young people to be ultra successful and the ramifications this can bring. This movie made an impact on Parkland Mayor Christine Hunschofsky when she saw it years ago at Westglades Middle School. She felt it was important to bring it back to our community to watch, reflect and discuss the stressors and the impact on our students. “Today many students and parents become super competitive about having the best GPA and best test scores. We should always want our children to do their best, but we have to make sure they are also taking care of themselves and taking time to enjoy their middle school and high school experiences. "It is very easy these days to get caught up in the Race to Nowhere. This movie is a wake up call," stated Hunschofsky.
This event is for adults only and will be shown on Tuesday, November 27 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the P-REC located in Pine Trails Park. A discussion about the connection and impact of the film’s topics will be held following the movie.
Click on the link to reserve your tickets. Reserving ticket is being done to ensure there is enough space for everyone. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/race-to-nowhere-tickets-52833086183