Speakers Highlight PDCCC’s Free Movie Night Series

On Tuesday, April 9, Paul D. Camp Community College’s Office of Pregnant and Parenting Student Services will host a free movie screening of, “Pay it Forward.” The showing will be held on the Hobbs Suffolk Campus, 271 Kenyon Road, at 4:30 p.m. and at the Regional Workforce Development Center, 100 North College Drive, Franklin, at 7 p.m.

 

The Office of Pregnant and Parenting Student Services at PDCCC, is sponsored in part by the Virginia Department of Health and offers support services to pregnant woman, expectant fathers and parenting students. Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Adolescent Health.

 

“Our goal is to strengthen the academic achievement and success of actively enrolled pregnant and parenting students,” said Coordinator Kandace Turner.

 

Services available through the office are referrals to academic services and programs; referrals to social services and community resources; referrals and resources for health services; resources for counseling and/or support services for domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking; campus-based workshops and activities, with topics such as parenting skills, education, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking awareness and prevention.

 

The movie, a drama released in 2000, stars Kevin Spacey and Helen Hunt and is rated PG-13. It features a 12-year-old boy who is assigned a class project by his social studies teacher. The assignment entails doing something to make the world a better place through direct action. The youth creates the idea of “pay it forward,” the belief that if someone does a good deed for you, you, in turn, do a good deed for someone else until the whole world is touched.

 

Dr. Carletta Perry, Adult Career Coach for the Career Development Center at PDCCC, will serve as guest speaker before the movie. Perry is a doctor of psychology with specialties in marriage and family, and Program Development and Consultation. She is also professor of psychology at Hampton University; dynamic motivational speaker, trainer and workshop presenter; co-host of a weekly talk show; and is the author of two books.

An experienced counselor and life coach, she is founder of the Center for Peace LLC, specializing in life empowerment, marriage enrichment, relationship education and strengthening families.

 

Following the movie, Southampton County native Leesa Livesay will speak about her personal experiences as related to some situations depicted in the movie. She is the survivor of a 10-year domestic violence and abusive marriage.

 

A 1982 graduate of Southampton High School, she also studied at PDCCC, attaining certification in Medical Office Specialist in 2012.

 

She works for the City of Franklin as an administrative assistant in Human Resources and enjoys spending time with her pets and working out at the YMCA.

 

The “Pay it Forward” screening is part of PDCCC’s free movie night series. For more information about movie night, contact Coordinator Nancy Warren, nwarren@pdc.edu or 757-569-6748.