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“Dropping out of high school is no longer an option.
It’s not just quitting on yourself, it’s quitting on your country.”
-President Barack Obama
The documentary “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.
Told through the experiences of five urban high school students, the film follows students as they navigate
the challenges of home and school life with the help of a mentor, who they met through the Fulfillment Fund,
a Los Angeles-based college access organization.
“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.”