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"Unlikely" Film Premiere

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Cinema Detroit

4126 3rd Avenue

Detroit, MI 48201

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The Kresge Foundation Education Program presents the Detroit premiere of "Unlikely," a feature documentary and panel discussion with the filmmakers and Detroit education leaders. "Unlikely" investigates America's college dropout crisis and the barriers students face in their pursuit of a college degree and meaningful career. In the U.S., less than 50% of students who start college ever finish, making America's college completion rates among the worst in the world. Now there are more than 35 million Americans who started college but never finished, leaving them saddled with debt, and behind their peers in earning power. In the Southeast Michigan region, roughly 600,000 residents have earned some college credits, but never received a degree or credential. Featuring interviews with LeBron James, Howard Schultz, and our nation's leading voices in education, this penetrating and personal new film investigates America's college dropout crisis through the lives of five diverse students as they fight for a second chance at opportunity and highlights the innovators reimagining higher education for the 21st century.


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  • Jaye Fenderson, Director, "Unlikely"

  • Dawn Medley, Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management, Wayne State University

  • Johnathan Williams, Graduate, Wayne State University's Warrior Way Back Program

  • Stephen Henderson, Host, Detroit Today on WDET (discussion moderator)


Doors open and snacks will be available at 6:30 pm. The film begins at 7:00 pm. Complimentary valet parking available.

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