Is 30 the new 30?
This month we're asking you to help the world get TEACHED. Will you be one of the first 30 to help us raise $30k by October 30th?
The first 30 individuals to contribute to our October campaign—and everyone who donates $1,000 or more—will receive a first edition TEACHED Vol. I DVD not yet available to the public.
TEACHED is at a critical juncture. We have had a wonderful response to our first three short films (The Path to Prison, The Blame Game: Teachers Speak Out and Unchartered Territory), but now we must do the hard work of getting our films in front of a large and diverse national audience and ensuring they make an impact wherever they are shown. Your tax-deductible contribution will help us achieve these goals.
Please make a donation HERE today. No contribution is too small, as our successful Kickstarter campaign proved in the spring of 2011 (and which many of you supported, thank you!).
Remember, the first 30 to donate (and all contributions of $1,000 or more) will receive a TEACHED Vol. I DVD….and the right to say that whatever age you are, you are the new 30!
Q: Who Can Host a TEACHED Vol. I Screening?
Do you believe that all children, regardless of background or income level, should receive an equal education and high expectations to achieve? What can YOU do to promote education equality in your community, city or state? Start by organizing your own screening of TEACHED Vol. I.
The short format of TEACHED films makes them perfectly designed for interactive events in which the films are interspersed with guest speakers, panel discussions and much audience interaction (see previous TEACHED updates for examples of some of our best interactive screenings).
Whether you are organizing a screening for a small or large audience, we will help you plan and tailor your event for maximum impact.
Go HERE to get started, and contact email@example.com with any questions you may have.
Not to get a jump on Thanksgiving, but we have a lot to be thankful for these last few weeks, including:
World-renowned music composer James Horner (of Titanic, Avatar and, as one of our interns pointed out, Honey I Shrunk the Kids fame) donated four new laptops to the TEACHED high school intern program, making sure our students can work online and together wherever they are. Keenan, Joshua, Vanessa and Georgia were thrilled. THANK YOU JAMES!
We received such a warm welcome at both the Harlem International and Williamsburg (Brooklyn) Film Festivals last month, and were honored to win Outstanding Achievement for a Short Documentary at the latter. Needless to say, we love New York!
We are excited to have so many college and university student groups organizing TEACHED screenings this year, including at Colby College, Howard University, Purdue University and USC. Stay tuned for dates and details on our screenings page.