About the Film:
Join us for a free screening of a film that examines the life of an at-risk youth, followed by a panel discussion.
WXXI is pleased to present The One That Got Away, a one-hour special examining issues of educational, familial and communal responsibility for at-risk children, on Monday, April 10 at 7 p.m. at the Little Theatre (L1), 240 East Avenue. Tourrie Moses was a highly promising student from Montclair, NJ - inquisitive, engaged, and eager to learn - when he entered Glenfield School in the sixth grade. Friendly and well-liked by his teachers and classmates, he was elected president of the student council by eighth grade.
But what happened to Moses -- once considered bound for a top college by his teachers -- in the ensuing years that caused him to spend more time in the streets than in school and led to him now serving 15 years for murder in the New Jersey state prison system? Through interviews with family, friends, and teachers, the film reveals how the intertwined forces of home life, school life and street life can negatively impact a child, particularly one growing up in impoverished conditions.
The film will be followed by a panel discussion, which include:
The film will be followed by a discussion with:
Moderator Elaine Spaull, The Center for Youth Executive Director;
James Kegler, Street Outreach team member from The Center for Youth;
Robert Arnold, Case Manager/ Community-Based Supervisor, Hillside Children’s Center
Shawn Brown, Lead Program Coordinator, Teen Empowerment