Screening To Be Followed By Panel Discussion
A free screening of the documentary “The Bad Kids” is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 16, at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. Everyone is invited to the screening that begins at 3:30 p.m. and will be followed by a panel discussion featuring educators, juvenile justice representatives and families.
The film follows students in a continuation high school as they balance the pressures of school and home life. Helping our most vulnerable students succeed means overcoming the barriers of poverty, drug abuse, teen parenting, and so much more. The Las Vegas My Brother’s Keeper Alliance is a cross-sectoral collaborative comprised of three task forces that work to engage the community, promote optimal educational outcomes, and improve law enforcement systems and programs. The city of Las Vegas is a strong partner of the Alliance, dedicating resources to further the mission of uplifting the community by eliminating persistent disparities that negatively impact boys and young men of color.
Those interested in attending the event can register at https://badkids-lvmbkscreening.eventbrite.com.
Speakers at the event include:
· Tiffany Tyler, chief executive officer, Communities in Schools of Nevada;
· John Anzalone, principal, Sierra Vista High School;
· Mike Barton, chief academic officer, Clark County School District;
· Joseph Morgan, assistant professor, Educational and Clinical Studies, University of Nevada, Las Vegas;
· Ashley Greenwald, director, Nevada Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, research assistant professor, University of Nevada, Reno;
· Julian Perez, student, Lawrence Junior High School, Clark County School District;
· Marcia Amlotte, parent of Julian Perez of Lawrence Junior High School;
· Zachary Robbins, principal, Cheyenne High School;
· Jack Martin, director, Department of Juvenile Justice Services, Clark County.