SPRINGFIELD – The film “Race to Nowhere,” will be screened on Monday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Springfield Jewish Community Center, Neal Webber Building, 1160 Dickinson St. A community discussion will follow the film.
This program is part of the Today’s Teens: Growing Towards Tomorrow series, a collaborative initiative between Sinai Temple, Temple Beth El, Springfield Jewish Community Center and Jewish Family Service to respond to adolescent issues.
The film, by Vicki H. Abeles, features the 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 examines the assumptions we have on how best to prepare our youth to be healthy contributing members of our society,” said Robert Marmon, executive director of JFS. “It is a call to action!”
To register, please go to www.RacetoNowhere.com/epostcard/5165. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. For more information about the Race to Nowhere program, contact Amy Siege, MSW, LICSW, JFS Clinical Social Worker at (413) 737-2601 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jewish Family Service of Western Massachusetts is a beneficiary agency of the Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts and the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires.