Youth, Family, and Community: Investing in the Next Generation


The Department of Sociology at Bates College and Advocates for Children, in collaboration with the Androscoggin Collaborative presented a Series of Documentary Screenings raising awareness of the importance of early childhood and youth, and taking action for a better future for all children.

Paper Tigers
January 28th at 6 pm:
Paper Tigers is a compelling new documentary that explores the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and captures the transformation of struggling teens as teachers use the latest developmental science and trauma-informed approaches to break the cycle of adversity in their lives.

Raising America

The Raising America Series is a multi-part documentary series that explores the question: Why are so many children in American faring so poorly? What are the consequences for the nation’s future? How might we, as a nation do better?

  • Signature Hour:  February 11th at 5:30 pm
  • The Cost / Benefit Analysis of Early Childhood:  March 3rd at 5:30 pm
  • Wounded Places and DNA is Not Destiny:  March 17th at 6:00 pm

Additional support was provided by the Harward Center for Community Partnerships, through a Publicly-Engaged Academic Project grant.