Wellesley movie screening: In Search of Greatness

The Wellesley Youth Commission, Wellesley Recreation Department, Challenge Success at Wellesley High School (WHS) team and other community supporters will be hosting a free movie night at 7pm on May 29th at WHS to share the film, In Search of Greatness.  Our community goal is to raise awareness about the importance of play and its impact on children’s development.

One of the cornerstones of Challenge Success is a commitment to improving the social, emotional, and physical well being of children through the power of play. Through this film we will be focusing on Challenge Success’s concept of PDF— playtime, downtime, and family time. Young children need ample time for their most important job: unstructured play. Kids of all ages need restorative time to reflect and dream. And families need time together: at meals, on weekends, and during vacations to connect and form lasting bonds.

Wellesley, In Search of Greatness

WHERE: Screening at Wellesley High School Auditorium

WHEN: Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 7pm


Gabe Polsky, who directed the movie said, “Youth sports and child development is at a crossroads. As more kids join sports leagues and pursue the arts, the pressure to specialize comes at a younger age. Training hours increase, and kids lose the freedom to play.” Gabe’s mission with this film is to inspire a nationwide movement that encourages creativity, freedom, and positivity as the foundations of greatness and positive mental health.