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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Milton Alliance to show ‘Race to Nowhere’ March 25, 30.

Courtesy City of Milton

The Milton Community Alliance for Mental Wellness, a collaborative effort of Fulton County Schools and the City of Milton, among others, is sponsoring two screenings of the award-winning documentary “Race to Nowhere,” March 25 and 30.

“Race to Nowhere” highlights the unintended consequences of our pressure-cooker culture. It features heart-breaking stories of students across the country, revealing an education system in which overall workload and achievement expectations have become unreasonable and unmanageable.

To learn about this important film, visit www.racetonowhere.com.

Screenings: Tuesday, March 25 7 to 9 p.m. Cambridge High School Auditorium 2845 Bethany Bend, Milton (click here for directions) Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 30 4 to 6 p.m. Milton Center (old Milton High School Theater) 125 Milton Avenue, Alpharetta (click here for directions) Doors open at 3:30 p.m.

Cost and tickets Advance tickets are $5 and $10 at the door. Students and staff will be admitted free with a student or Fulton County Schools ID. For advanced ticket sales, click here.

Proceeds will go to the “Will to Live Foundation”, which is dedicated to preventing teen suicide by improving the lives and the “will to live” of teenagers everywhere through education about mental health. For more information, visit www.will-to-live.org.

The Milton Community Alliance for Mental Wellness, founded in 2013, works to educate Milton-area students, their parents, and the community at large about the importance of mental health and the impacts of pressure, anxiety and peer influence on the city’s youth. It is a collaborative effort of the Fulton County Schools, The City of Milton, The City of Milton Police Department, and a host of caring community volunteers.

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