CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT CURRICULUM
 I have known Marc for over 20 years.  I have watched him attack every single phase of his life with a type of effort, energy, enthusiasm, commitment, and passion that most people never exert, not once, not even in their most successful hour.  He grew up in a blue collar town, single-parent home, was overweight, insecure, extremely non-athletic, and was constantly bullied for his appearance and lack of confidence.  Marc had a dream.  Although, he possessed none of the qualities necessary to achieve that dream.  And to make matters worse, people laughed at his dream.  But, there was a moment. And in that moment he made a choice.  That choice would clear the pathway for the rest of his life.
          Against all odds Marc achieved his dream.  But, the journey to that dream is the jewel in this story.  The ups and downs, the peaks and valleys.  Through it all Marc stay focused and completely committed to that dream.  Every detail about that journey, especially the failures, have prepared him for continued success in whatever he goes after.  And I had a front row seat to the whole thing!
          I spent 10 years teaching and coaching at a lower socio-economic status high school in Richmond, VA.  I taught and coached many young men and women who walked in the same shoes as Marc did at that age.  Many of those students didn’t have a positive male role model in their lives to provide an example of the possibilities that await their arrival.  They need to see that: (1) they actually can achieve their dream no matter what it is or what others think about their dream; and (2) what it will actually take to achieve that dream. This lead me to create this film, along with a detailed curriculum to help students fully absorb the surmounting potential in each and every one of them.

                                                                                                      -Film Director, Randy West
"Our students loved the documentary, Just a Kid From Fall River. The activities and discussion were a great opportunity to process the many issues that our students are currently experiencing in a positive light. The documentary's curriculum fit perfectly within our virtual setting. The curriculum culminated in a wonderful presentation by the star of the documentary, Marc Megna! I cannot express enough how much of an impact Marc and his documentary had on the 300+ students in our program."
                                                                                                                 -Matt Bland, Success Program Coordinator
                                                                                                                                     L.C. Bird H.S. Chesterfield, VA
Check out some audio highlights from Marc's motivational talks
with various schools across the country
Check out this clip of director Rand West talking with Principal Blanton and students about the importance of educators.
Check out this clip of Marc answering a tough question regarding abandonment. (asked by a participating student)
EDUCATOR PACKAGE:
- (1) Digital Film License with Film Breakdown
- (1) Digital workbook with processing questions
- (1) BluRay/DVD copy of the film
- (1) Marc's Autobiography, Dream Big Never Quit
                                        TOTAL COST: $500.00
Film breakdown to coordinate with character development curriculum
 and make processing questions seamless.
VIRTUAL CLASSROOM PACKAGE:
- (25) Digital Film Licenses with Film Breakdown
- (1) Digital workbook with processing questions
- (1) BluRay/DVD copy of the film
- (1) Marc's Autobiography, Dream Big Never Quit
                                        TOTAL COST: $995.00
The JAKFFR Character Development Curriculum is a great tool for you and your students to process the life lessons displayed throughout the film.  When processed properly, the curriculum unlocks powerful messages and life lessons in each section!
SUCCESS PROGRAM PACKAGE
- (100) Digital Film Licenses with Film Breakdown
- (1) Digital workbook with processing questions
- (5) BluRay/DVD copy of the film
- (5) Marc's Autobiography, Dream Big Never Quit
                                        TOTAL COST: $2,495.00
*Add a Motivational speaking engagement with Marc Megna and Director Randy West to your package.
(please contact us and we will add this feature to your package with applicable fees)
*Digital film license allows for viewing and direct download to your device to watch anytime, anyplace!

*For quantities more than the SUCCESS PROGRAM PACKAGE contact us directly with your needs and we can build you a custom package.

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