WILL TO CHANGE is the story of William Kozielski, a twenty-nine-year-old parolee who is breaking the cycle of violence in his community, and mentoring youth out of gangs and delinquent behavior.
The film was created as a talking tool for youth and residents of Clarksdale, Mississippi, to address root causes of violence and to seek solutions together, and is available to support community screenings.
The film will also be used by Mississippi Department of Corrections to support pre-release and re-entry programs starting in 2014.
Please visit and "Like" our Facebook Page: facebook.com/WillToChange
William Kozielski is available to share his story in talking circles with specific audiences in the state of Mississippi:
• at-risk youth
• addiction recovery groups
• violent offenders
• high schools and middle schools
• prison ministry programs
• Mississippi Department of Corrections programs
• conferences & special events
Contact the filmmaker to organize a screening and/or to invite William to present his film to your group: email@example.com
Since February 1, 2014, the filmmakers have been outreaching to the faith community in Jackson and the Mississippi Delta to grow networks of support, both for at-risk youth and ex-offenders who are re-entering society. Please contact us to Join this network.
Locally in Clarksdale, "WILL TO CHANGE" is intended to support Mayor Bill Luckett's mentoring Mentoring For Life initiative launched on March 11, 2014, to match caring adults with at-risk youth for long-term support.
• 73% of the children in Clarksdale live in a single parent home
Talk to your pastor about becoming a mentor, or a point person for this program in your church.
Contact Pastor Don Dunavant to learn more about Mentoring For Life (MFL): firstname.lastname@example.org
Pastor Dennis Hawkins is a resource for mentoring support and coaching: email@example.com
Pastor John Givins is a contact to organize violence prevention programming and activities: firstname.lastname@example.org
Any donations in the Tip Jar will go to local production and distribution of the DVD.
© Blue Magnolia Films, LLC & Corner To Corner Productions
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