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Partner Toolkit

We’re glad you’re excited about the broadcast of American Promise. Here you'll find everything you need to get involved with the film. Scroll down for a list of ways that you can share this film with your friends, family, and community.

Screening Toolkit

Host a Sneak Preview Screening

The Way We Get By screening

Photo by Larry Glenn, Hands On Network

If you are a community organizer, high school, after school, college or ESL teacher, young person using media to reach your peers or a PBS station employee interested in planning free screenings in your community, please sign up with POV's Community Network and we'll loan you a copy of the film (for free!). Screen the film »

Note: Private schools and universities must purchase American Promise through Roco Films.


Find everything you need to host your own free screening, from a step-by-step instructional guide, to tools to alert your local press, to an easy flyer template to fill out and print, and audience evaluations to distribute after your screening. It's all here!


Step-by-Step Guide »


Partner Agreement »


Press Release »


Media Contact Form »


Download the Audience Evaluation »


Screening Flyer Template
(PDF) » or (.doc) »

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Press Photos »


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Discussion Materials


Discussion Guide (PDF) »


  Lesson Plan »


  Reading List »

americanpromise-infographic.jpgDownload the infographic »

Have you successfully led an event? We would love to hear about it! Take a moment to fill out your online Coordinator Evaluation »

Spread the Word

Embed the Trailer on Your Site

Click here to view, copy and paste the embed code into the HTML of the blog or web page where you want the trailer to appear. If you would like to adjust the size of the video window, just change the height and width within the code. If you have any questions about embedding the video or anything else on this page, please email us at events {at}


Visit the filmmaker's website at

Purchase the educational DVD through Roco Films.

Pre-order the DVD for home use here.

"Like" Us on Facebook

facebook_logo.jpg Show your love for POV and American Promise and "like" us on your Facebook profile and let your friends know that you'll be watching.

You can also post the American Promise trailer on your Facebook profile by linking to this URL: Tell all your friends to watch the film on February 3rd!

Tweet About It


Help spread the word about the American Promise broadcast by tweeting about it! Be sure to include @povengage and @PromiseFilm.

We've even put together some sample tweets for you below:

A documentary 13 years in the making. Watch #AmericanPromise on @povdocs on Feb. 3, 2014: @PromiseFilm

Follow Idris & Seun towards the #AmericanPromise of education. Watch @PromiseFilm 2/3 on POV:

Are opportunities for education in America the same for all? Watch #AmericanPromise 2/3 on @povdocs:

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