Skagit STEM Network and EDASC Host Free Screening of Sundance-selected Documentary "Most Likely to Succeed"

Thursday, September 07, 2017

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The award-winning documentary Most Likely to Succeed, which provides a visionary approach to transforming schools so that students can equitably succeed in the 21st century, will be shown at a free screening on Thursday, September 21, at 6:30 pm at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 South 1st Street in Mount Vernon. The Skagit STEM Network and the Economic Development Alliance of Skagit County (EDASC) are hosting the event, which includes a 20-minute panel discussion with Skagit County School District Superintendents moderated by EDASC CEO John Sternlicht.

"The purpose of this event is to foster a meaningful discussion about how current obstacles can be overcome and steps towards change can be taken on a local level," said Michelle Judson, Skagit STEM Network Director. "The film explores compelling approaches that aim to revolutionize education as we know it, inspiring school communities to reimagine what students and teachers are capable of doing."

"Studies show that education is the biggest key to lifelong prosperity, and that has to include relevant career preparation," said Sternlicht. "Thriving in the twenty first century will require real competencies in order to be and to remain competitive. This evening is a fantastic opportunity for students, parents, business leaders and educators to learn how we can work together to help all our students succeed."

To RSVP and to learn more, visit Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the program running from 7 - 9 p.m. The Lincoln Theater is located at 712 South 1st Street in Mount Vernon.

Most Likely to Succeed offers an inspiring look at what students and teachers are capable of -- if we have the vision and courage to transform our schools. Directed by acclaimed documentarian Greg Whiteley, the film has been an official selection of two dozen of the world's top film festivals, including Sundance, Tribeca, AFI, Cleveland, Dallas, Milwaukee, Sarasota, Seattle, Virginia, and Bergen. It's been featured at leading conferences on education, including ASU/GSV, SxSWedu, Harvard/GoldmanSachs, and NewSchools Venture Fund. Audience members call it the most compelling film ever done on the topic of school.

Learn more about the film and this event.


Category: education, workforce training, STEM