College of Ed to screen documentary Friday

‘Race to Nowhere’ explores over-committed school children

Kimberly A. Hart

Kimberly A. Hart

The NIU College of Education is partnering with Alexian Brothers Parish Services and the NIU Counseling Association to bring an eye-opening new documentary to campus.

“Race to Nowhere” examines the over-scheduled, go-go world in which many of today’s school children dwell – a world where cheating, stress-related illness, depression and burnout are rampant, and ironically, a world where young people arrive at college and the workplace unprepared and uninspired.

The initial screening of the documentary is scheduled for 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, in Cavan Auditorium, Gabel Hall.

A panel discussion will follow, featuring:

"Race to Nowhere"Kimberly A. Hart, who is coordinating the event, said private screenings of the documentary can also be scheduled for specific audiences. “Each screening will be followed by a panel discussion so that viewers can process their experience, thoughts and concerns, and devise a plan of action to end the ‘Race to Nowhere,’ ” she said.

Hart is a master’s degree candidate in the Department of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education, past-president of the NIU Counseling Association and a counseling intern at Alexian Brothers Parish Services.

For more information, or to schedule private screenings, contact Hart at

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