After being inspired by their first visit to Perea Preschool, musician John Kilzer and many other artists collaborated to create the Perea Project, a compilation album released last year on Blue Barrel Records. The final phase of the project, a companion documentary called Perea: A Bright Spot, will air on WKNO May 14th-16th.
- Thursday, May 14 at 9:30 p.m. (repeats at 2:30 a.m.)
- Friday May 15 at 11 a.m.
- Saturday May 16 at 1:30 p.m.
- also at 3 p.m. on KNO2
“Perea Preschool is exactly what is right with Memphis,” said Willy Bearden, writer and director of Perea: A Bright Spot. “It is the story of creative, caring people coming together to explore new methods of educating and engaging some of our most at-risk children. It is a lesson in love that has far reaching benefits.”
The preschool, an outreach program of the Church Health Center, is located on the campus of Klondike Elementary School. It has a two-year curriculum, serving 3- and 4-year-olds, which emphasizes the importance of family and environment.
“We are overjoyed to be considered a bright spot in Memphis, an agent of change,” said Alicia Norman, Perea Preschool Principal. “By walking hand in hand with our students and parents, we have the opportunity to help change our city, our communities, and our neighborhoods one family, one child at a time.”
For more information on Perea Elementary School, click here.