Real Winning Edge is a ten-session, video-based study that encourages young people to see beyond their own circumstances and realize they are not alone in their struggles. Featuring top sports and music celebrities, it instills confidence in teenagers who are reaching for their dreams, delivering a strong message of hope and optimism for the future of America’s young people.
This unique series features real-life high school and college students who have overcome challenges such as substance abuse, parental abandonment, the suicide of someone they loved, and a myriad of other problems youth face. Documenting not only how these young people conquered the odds to achieve victory in their fields of talent, Real Winning Edge also chronicles how they battled difficult circumstances to achieve victory in their personal lives through their faith and wise choices.
This video can be used for personal reflection or for group discussion with the accompanying participant's guide.
|About the Contributor(s)||Diane Preston-Reilly
Diane Preston-Reilly – As a former teacher in the public school system for ten years, Diane Preston- Reilly was able to personally witness how young people idolized television characters. In the late 70’s while Diane was working on her doctorate in education the volume of research data she unmasked concerning television’s impact on youth and society, was very indicting. The sobering results of her research, coupled with a deep burden and dedication to challenge young people, motivated Diane in the fall of 1980 to found Challenger Films, an Atlanta-based independent film production company. The mission of Challenger Films was (and still is) to produce wholesome programming for our nation’s youth by profiling positive, real-life role models.
|Publish Date||Apr 23, 2013|