Show Me The Way
Partners in Routt County and the library present a documentary film and discussion for National Mentoring Month that explores the impact mentors have on a young person's life.
About the film
Show Me the Way, co-produced and co-directed by Sheila A. Laffey and William Gazecki, focuses on the power of mentoring in helping high school students overcome obstacles to finish high school and achieve the dream of a life-changing college education.
The film shares the stories of five urban high school kids with very diverse needs and backgrounds as they navigate the challenges of home and school life while utilizing the dedication of a Mentor. We watch as these young adults attempt to realize their dreams via partnership, education and very hard work. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa also shares his story, and points out the difficulties facing young people today all across the U.S.
“Will they reach their potential? Will they change their lives for the better? Will a mentor help make the difference? These were real questions with answers that would emerge only at the end of our filming their journeys,” says co-producer and co-director Sheila A. Laffey. “I felt honored to connect with the mentors and mentees as they shared various aspects of their lives.”
Win TWO free movie passes for Wild Horse Cinema. All attendees will be entered in the drawing!
Watch the trailer
Run time: 72 min.
About Partners in Routt County
Partners in Routt County aims to empower youth to live healthy, productive lives, contribute to their community, and successfully pursue their dreams. They do this by facilitating one-to-one partnerships between adult volunteers and youth.