Get a sneak peak of the stories of Shirley and Fatima before the “New Heights” screening on the 20th.
Regina Schofield, Chair of the Board, and Carolyn Gardner, Executive Director Cordially Invite You To:
The Student Support Center’s
2014 Successful Students Campaign Annual Awards Reception
Thursday, March 20, 2014 6:00-8:30pm
Pepco Edison Place Gallery
702 8th Street NW, Washington, DC
Safe Schools * Healthy Students * Positive Futures
Film Screening of “New Heights”, produced by Meridian Hill Pictures
“New Heights is a new documentary following the stories of two young mothers in DC — Fatima and Shirley — as they navigate the complicated challenge of being a good mother while also going back to school to earn their GED. New Heights focuses on Fatima and Shirley's relationship with Megan, a coordinator placed in their school through a collaborative, school-based initiative that supports expectant and parenting students in the completion of their high school education. As Fatima and Shirley each attempt to improve the future for themselves and their sons, New Heights tells an intimate and hopeful story of struggle, resistance and perseverance."
Our 2014 Honorees:
2014 Champion for Successful Students Awardee:
Beatriz (BB) Otero - Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services
Appointed Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services by District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray in February 2011, Beatriz “BB” Otero oversees ten health and human services city agencies responsible for the delivery of services to the district’s residents.
2014 Safe Schools Awardee:
Washington Latin Public Charter School (WLPCS)
WLPCS opened in 2006 with 179 students in grades five through seven and added a grade each year, graduating its first class of seniors on June 8, 2012. WLPCS has done excellent work with safety and emergency planning, and recently opened their new school building, which provides a very positive and engaging environment for 645 students and staff.
2014 Positive Futures Awardee:
Justice is a 10th grade student from Perry Street Preparatory Public Charter School. He was selected in recognition of his efforts to overcome personal barriers, achieve academic success and become the first in his family to attend college.