A Deadly Educational is an award-winning documentary film that documents the legacy of Stacey Abrams and the impact of the late Stacey Abrams Educational Excellence Act (TEEFA).
The film was produced by The Film Society of Lincoln Center and will be shown on PBS, the History Channel, CNN, The History Channel Live, and on PBS Kids.
Abrams and her husband, Steve, created an educational organization, Stacey’s Promise, that helped students with special needs through their elementary and secondary education.
In 2015, the Abramss introduced the “Abrams Promise” program that gave every child who receives an early childhood education an iPad to use for the rest of their lives.
The Abramss, who lived in Omaha, Nebraska, with their two daughters, Kaitlyn, 11, and Emily, 10, began the organization in the early 1980s to offer special education for children who were at-risk for early intervention, including dyslexia and autism.
The group focused on educating the children with special education to prepare them for college.
The program helped thousands of children in the state with disabilities get the necessary support to complete college.
In 1992, the Abramss announced that they were moving the program from Omaha to New York City.
In 2003, the group opened the Stacey & Co. Academy in New York to offer free early education to every child.
The family had always been committed to education.
The Abramss began the program in New Orleans in 1992, and began to expand to other parts of the country.
In 2005, the family opened Stacey and Steve Abrams Early Childhood Center in Omaha.
The organization’s motto is “Children Matter.”
“The Abrams family has spent so much time and energy to help kids,” said Amy Schoenfeld, President of The Documentary Channel, “and to help build a network of educators and experts who share their experiences and expertise.
We’re so thrilled to be able to tell the story of how the Abrams family started this great organization.”
The Abramses were recognized for their philanthropic contributions, and they are currently on a tour of the United States to raise money for education in communities throughout the country that were impacted by the TEEFA.
The Abramses created a scholarship program that provides $1,000 scholarships for every child receiving an education in public schools that meet a specific educational needs.
The scholarship program will help more than 4,000 students across the United State with special educational needs and their families.
The scholarships are paid through the Abrams Foundation.
“Stacey’s promise is not only about creating opportunities for kids with disabilities to learn,” said Schoenfield.
“We are also making the world a better place by making the most of the opportunity for all kids.”
The documentary film is available on PBS.
For more information on the Abrams Family, visit www.stcharlieandsteveabrams.com.
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