PARKLAND, FL- Broward County Public Schools and Stoneman Douglas Innovation Zone are teaming up to offer the community a free showing of the movie Race to Nowhere. This film examines the stress that today’s students are face in terms of competitiveness in academics and over-scheduling. The film examines the idea of our culture placing too much pressure on young people to be ultra successful and the ramifications that can result. The movie made an impact on Parkland Mayor Christine Hunschofsky when she saw it years ago at Westglades Middle School. She feels it is important to bring it back to our community to watch, reflect and discuss the stressors and their 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," said Hunschofsky.
This event is for adults only and will be shown on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Westglades Middle School. It is open to families of students attending Country Hills Elementary, Eagle Ridge Elementary, Heron Heights Elementary, Park Trails Elementary, Riverglades Elementary,
Coral Springs Middle, Westglades Middle, and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High. A discussion about the connection and impact of the film’s topics will be held following the movie.
Click on the link to reserve tickets. Tickets are being reserved to ensure there is enough space for everyone. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/race-to-nowhere-presented-by-the-stoneman-douglas-innovation-zone-tickets-73797689877