It doesn’t take a million dollars. It doesn’t take 23 hours a day. It doesn’t take a lifestyle change. What are we talking about here? Giving back! I know I get caught up in the “day to day” and at times become concerned about things that are not all that grandiose. Never did I think a movie about children collecting cans for a food drive to feed the homeless or covering up graffiti on their school walls would be so incredible. I was wrong. One of the films at Angelika in Plano during the Dallas International Film Festival was SLANT 45 The Movie (Service Learning Adventures in North Texas) which premiered the weekend of Super Bowl XLV here in Dallas this year. What kinds of service-learning projects did these little heroes undertake?
In conjunction with the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee, Big Thought, Bank of America & The Ted & Shannon Skokos Foundation, SLANT 45 The Movie was presented to an audience of all ages. The movie documented children from February through December 2010 as they undertook special service-learning projects. These projects spanned from collecting LEGOs for a children’s hospital in honor of one of their own teammates passing away after a battle with cancer to homeless children cleaning up a dog park and assisting in animal adoptions. Through these service-learning projects, the children were able to communicate to an ageless audience that one step at a time we can change the world. Below is a question from one of our favorite pint-sized stars of the movie, 8-year-old Will Lourcey. His Team FROGS (Friends Reaching Our Goals) from Tanglewood Elementary in Fort Worth, collected over 1,300 cans of food for the Tarrant County Food Bank. He asks, “What’s your SLANT 45 project?” So…what’s it going to be?
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