Where: Brooklyn Public Library – DeKalb branch

When: Wednesday, January 27th @ 6:00pm

All the Difference
by Tod Lending

“One Person Can Make All the Difference: Celebrating National Mentoring Month”: Join the DeKalb branch of the Brooklyn Public Library for a free screening of All the Difference. For more information, visit their library website.

About DeKalb Library’s celebration of National Mentoring Month: DeKalb Library will screen this documentary in celebration of January as National Mentoring Month and aims to inspire patrons to mentor young adults in their community towards success.

All the Difference Conversation Starter: At City Year, Robert observes, “I can see some of the kids who are lost. They are afraid to ask questions.” He tells them, “First rule: to believe in yourself. Second rule: put the effort in. Other, last rules: be respectful, be respectful to your peers.” And he shares his personal story to “let them know that, you know, it’s okay not to get math on the first try.” What do you think of Robert’s rules? Do you think the children would respond to those rules the same way if they came from someone older or someone with a different racial background? How does Robert’s background earn him credibility with the students?

For more prompts for discussion, take a look at the All the Difference College Bound Students Handbook.

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POV Staff
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