On Monday, Nov. 25, Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey (GSHNJ) Troop 12912 will host the screening of the award-winning film “Like Us.”
The event will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m at Saint Peter’s University, 2641 John F. Kennedy Boulevard.
The program involves 18 Girl Scouts from Jersey City who were involved in the production of the film.
“Like Us” is a film by kids for kids, primarily in elementary and middle school. It’s an independent, social impact film about acceptance, belonging, and friendship.
The film raises awareness of the nuanced and widespread nature of bullying and serves as a prevention tool to be shared with other schools.
The film premiered at the Golden Door Film Festival in September and won both “Best Director” and “Best Local Film” and nominations that included “Best Film that Makes a Difference.”
This is part of a Girl Scout initiative, “Girl Scouts Taking Action.” The event will include access to the “Be the Difference” Fair, a Q & A session, pizza, drinks, and snacks. Troop 12912 in Jersey City will provide activities just for Girl Scouts.
The event is free and open to the public but Girl Scouts – or any student ages 5-16 – have the option of buying a $5 ticket to join the “Kindness Rocks Activity Area” and earn a patch.
Space is limited. To reserve tickets go to https://spulikeus.bpt.me/