Young Achievers Science and Math Pilot School is featured in a PBS documentary

06/02/2015 - 7:00pm

Dear Young Achievers Community Board:

The Young Achievers Science and Math Pilot School is featured in a 1 hour PBS documentary titled "Schools that Change Communities". The documentary will air locally on the WGBH World Channel. The documentary is 1 hour long and the segment about Young Achievers is 13 minutes. Please share this information with your friends, families and networks. This is a wonderful opportunity to promote exciting and positive work happening in Mattapan.
The times the show will be airing are:
June 2nd at 7:00 PM
June 3 at 2 AM10:00 AM and 4:00 PM
June 9 at 6:00 PM
Click here to see where to find WGBH World through your cable provider. 
To learn more about the documentary and to watch the trailer click here


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"When we think about schools, it usually evokes images of places separated from the larger community, place where students go to learn. Occasionally during the school day students venture outside classroom walls to take field trips meant to enhance the academic rigor of their classroom experience, but the classroom as the primary vehicle for educational success remains largely unchallenged despite often questionable levels of achievement. Yet, a few public schools across the country are trying a different approach to engaging students in the learning process, using the community and neighborhoods where students live as classrooms - creating not only a different type of learning environment, but a different kind of student. Schools That Change Communities focuses on a diverse range of K-12 public schools in five states - Massachusetts, Maryland, South Dakota, Oregon, and California - that have the potential to refocus the national debate around the direction educational reform should take."
The program will also air throughout much of the U.S. on PBS World stations including NYC, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Dallas, Phoenix, Los Angeles, and Detroit.  Potential viewers should check their local listings to verify times (outside Boston).    Hope you can spread the word in the Boston area and elsewhere.