Charlotte Preparatory School invites Charlotte-area parents to a screening of the documentary film “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” on March 13. In the documentary, award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville looks back on the legacy of Fred Rogers, focusing on his idea of spreading kindness and helping children deal with life’s toughest emotions on his popular TV show, “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.”
The event is free to attend, but Charlotte Prep will collect shoes donated by attendees for distribution to local shelters serving adults and children.
“Because much of Mister Rogers’ work was centered around ‘walking in other people’s shoes,’ the cost of admission will be a pair of gently-used shoes of any size,” said Latoya Pousa, Charlotte Prep’s director of community life.
“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” is rated PG-13. The screening will begin at 6:00 p.m. and a discussion will follow. For more information and to RSVP, visit www.charlotteprep.org/neighbor.
Charlotte Preparatory School is a private independent pre-kindergarten through 8th-grade college-preparatory institution founded in 1971 that attracts approximately 365 students from throughout the Charlotte region. Charlotte Prep fosters lifelong learning and provides an exemplary educational experience founded on academic excellence, positive character and leadership development in a diverse, inclusive community.