Say It Loud movie was created by 14-year-old filmmaker Jordan Coleman to explore the importance of education for African-American boys who lag behind their peers when it comes to success in the classroom.
Jordan, an honor roll student, noticed that many African-American boys at his school were not taking their education seriously. Instead, they dreamed of becoming a professional athlete or a rapper.
After doing research, Jordan realized this problem wasn't limited to the boys at his school, it is a national crises. With that information, Jordan made Say It Loud film. Jordan rounded up some of his friends' favorite celebrities and interviewed them for his docudrama.
Jordan's vision to create the film has turned into a national movement. Students of all races and genders have embraced Say It Loud and decided to stand up for education. Jordan's "School Is Cool" message is not limited to African-American boys, it is universal.
Now, Jordan encourages other youth to do something amazing that will make a positive impact in their community. Go out and do something to make a difference in the lives of others.
This initiative was brought to the CFI website as part of a community project by Colette Gardner, 2010 graduate of the Meriden Parent Leadership Traning Institute.