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Cincinnati Youth Collaborative to Host Free Screening of James Redford’s Film, “Resilience”
Resilience chronicles the promising beginnings of a national movement to prevent childhood trauma, treat toxic stress, and greatly improve the health of future generations.

RESILIENCE is a powerful documentary film by James Redford, the son of actor and Oscar-winning director Robert Redford, to be shown at the 20th Century Theater on April 6, and hosted by Cincinnati Youth Collaborative (CYC) in partnership with Empower MediaMarketing and Luxottica Retail North America.

“The child may not remember, but the body remembers.”

Redford argues that toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time and early death.

The film chronicles a movement that is determined to fight back, showing how some in pediatrics, education, and social welfare are using cutting-edge science and field-tested therapies to try to protect children from the insidious effects of toxic stress – and the dark legacy of a childhood that no child would choose.

The original research was controversial, but the findings revealed the most important public health findings of a generation. Resilience is a one-hour documentary that delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the birth of a new movement to treat and prevent toxic stress.

CYC President and CEO, Jane Keller, believes that one caring adult can make a monumental difference in outcomes for our youth. She says, “By connecting students, particularly those affected by ACEs and toxic stress, with a positive adult advocate, CYC shows students the possibilities, and guides them down pathways to success. A nurturing mentor has the capacity to change lives. Together we can strive for all children to achieve their full potential.”

The screening is open to all and is intended for a mature audience. There will be a cash bar and networking following.

Pre-registration is required.

Screening Details

Date: April 6, 2017
Time: Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and film begins at 7:00 p.m.
Location: 20th Century Theater, 3021 Madison Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio 45209
Fee: FREE
Register here!
Click here for more information about Resilience.

About Cincinnati Youth Collaborative

Cincinnati Youth Collaborative (CYC), a United Way Agency Partner, has been committed to increasing Greater Cincinnati high school graduation rates for over 30 years by collaborating with schools, businesses and volunteers throughout the community. Since its founding, CYC has served more than 176,000 students by placing positive adult advocates in their lives. Working directly with local school districts, CYC offers comprehensive college, career and work readiness, as well as robust mentoring platforms for individuals, groups and businesses. Over the past five years, an average of 96% of CYC senior students have graduated on time from high school. By connecting students, particularly those at a high-risk of dropping out, with resources and tools for success, CYC continually proves that preparation and opportunity make all the difference in creating bright futures. CYC’s 3 E’s – Enrollment, Enlistment, and Employment – are the key outcomes we track for our youth, because we know that success does not end after a high school diploma. To learn more about CYC’s services and to discover ways that you can positively impact the lives of our city’s most vulnerable youth, visit cycyouth.org.

About Empower

We are Empower, The Un-Holding Company. Our advantage is simple. Clients first – not shareholders.

From the day we opened our doors in 1985, Empower has challenged the media status quo. Decades later, this hustle manifested into what we call Creative Media.

Recognized by The One Show, as Campaign US’s Agency of the Year, as an Ad Age Agency A-List Standout and as MediaPost’s Media Agency of the Year, our integrated team of experts in Creative, Media, Analytics, and Word-of-Mouth Marketing outperforms expectations.

Some of our biggest fans include Tempur Sealy, Fifth Third Bank, Gorilla Glue, TriHealth, Brooks Running, Jack Link’s, V-Tech, Bush Brothers, Wendy’s, GNC, Famous Footwear, Ashley HomeStore, Rust-Oleum, The Body Shop and PetSmart. 

Empower is headquartered in the historic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood of downtown Cincinnati. Our Chicago office is located in the city’s bustling River North neighborhood, just steps from the Merchandise Mart. 

While much has evolved in our 35-year history, we remain independent with plenty of Midwest hustle…

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