Film Series 2017 to 2018

Race to Nowhere is the first of the three Films being held Thursday ,October 26th at 7pm Westborough High School Auditorium
Westborough Youth & Family Services and Westborough High School Film Series 2017 to 2018

Film Series 2017 to 2018

             Westborough Youth and Family Services in collaboration with the Westborough School Department is planning to show three documentaries over the course of the 2017-2018 school year to spark conversations about ways to address the stress our children and teens face in this increasingly complex world. These films will be shown in the Westborough High School Auditorium at 7 pm and films are all free to attend. 

                 Race to Nowhere is a film by Vicki Abeles that “examines the pressures faced by young people, teachers, and parents in our high-stakes public and private education system and our pressure cooker culture… It is a call to mobilize families, educators, experts, and policymakers to examine current assumptions on how to best prepare… youth to become health, bright, contributing and leading citizens.” The film will be shown on October 26, at 7pm.

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                 Beyond Measure seeks to answer the questions raised in Race to Nowhere. It showcases schools across the country that has shifted from a test-driven education culture to one that values personal growth over test scores and encourages passion over ranking. The film will be shown on January 25 at 7pm.

              Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw her own daughter’s involvement with her phone and social media and “learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time.” Screenagers is the film she created to document her journey to figure out how to manage this as a mother and how we can manage it as a culture. This film will be shown on March 22 at 7pm.

For more information call WYFS at 508-366-3090 or email