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A film 12-years in the making about the educational journey of two middle class African-American boys. Broadcasting on POV in 2013.
280 backers pledged $50,698 to help bring this project to life.

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    Mommy & Me level: A half-day of singing songs with mom, crawling practice AND a one-of-a-kind original piece of artwork by our very own Miles (the kid in the video).

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    Preschool Level: A warm hug, a mid-day nap with all your friends AND some thank you love from us to you on your Facebook wall.

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    Kindergarten: The above + a reading of "Goodnight Moon," extra show 'n tell time AND Your name featured on the backers page of the American Promise website.

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    1st grade: Everything above + a trip to the zoo, recess with the big kids AND a signed still print from American Promise, featuring photogenic Brooklyn and photographed by our Academy Award-winning DP.

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    2nd grade: Everything above + a new little sibling to torture, an extra large cubby hole, AND a bag of coffee beans from Michele's home country, Haiti.

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    3rd grade: Everything above + 3 free hall passes, extra chocolate milk at lunch AND a signed copy of the American Promise DVD (upon release).

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    4th grade: Everything above + the lead in the school play,the best seat on the school bus AND a half-hour fundraising and/or community engagement strategy phone consultation with our coordinator, Six Foot Chipmunk.

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    6th grade: Everything above + a sleepover, a shout-out on morning announcements AND a limited-edition American Promise t-shirt.

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    8th grade: Everything above + a date for the school dance, a last carefree breath of childhood before high school AND a signed copy of our forthcoming book Promises Kept.

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    Freshman year: Everything above + courage, self-confidence, bully repellent AND the signed Rada Film DVD Collection --The Keeper, Slaying Goliath, Faces of Change and the Killing Zone.

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    Senior year: Everything above + keys to mom's car, winning college applications, a prom crown AND an invitation for two to attend our VIP premiere event in New York City (travel not included).

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    Graduation: Everything above + a bright future AND a two-night stay in a quiet cottage in Woodstock, NY (travel not included)

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