Join us for a Friday lunch-time brown bag documentary screening. Bring your lunch and enjoy a sneak-preview of the documentary, Best Kept Secret. If you have time, stay for a discussion and share your thoughts. Light refreshments will be provided.
At a public school in Newark, N.J., the staff answers the phone by saying, "You've reached John F. Kennedy High School, Newark's best-kept secret." JFK provides an exceptional environment for students with special-education needs. In Best Kept Secret, Janet Mino, who has taught a class of young men for four years, is on an urgent mission. She races against the clock as graduation approaches for her severely autistic minority students. Once they graduate and leave the security of this nurturing place, their options for living independently will be few. Mino must help them find the means to support themselves before they "age out" of the system. (90 minutes)
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