"For Ahkeem" Film Screening & Discussion
Wednesday, July 24 | 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Partner event for Resilient Richland
Join us to kick off the 2019-2020 Youth Training Series with a screening and discussion of the documentary "For Ahkeem" hosted by United Way of the Midlands.
After a school fight lands 17-year old Daje Shelton in a court-supervised alternative high school, she's determined to turn things around and make a better future for herself in her rough St. Louis neighborhood. But focusing on school is tough as she loses multiple friends to gun violence, falls in love for the first time, and becomes pregnant with a boy, Ahkeem, just as Ferguson erupts a few miles down the road. Through Daje's intimate coming-of-age story, "For Ahkeem" illuminates challenges that many Black teenagers face in America today, and witnesses the strength, resilience and determination it takes to survive.