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Get in the Know About It program

Darius Weems, a fifteen year old with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, had never left home. In the summer of 2005, he went west…

Bring the joy, thoughtfulness, and inspiration of the award winning documentary Darius Goes West to your school with the Know about it program.

After watching the film your classmates or students will:

  • Find themselves naturally engaged in a multi-subject national standards curriculum
  • Passionately discuss ethical, moral and civic topics
  • Gain insight into how they can impact their community in positive and concrete ways
  • Become inspired to change the world -- and to raise money for cutting edge DMD research.

The curriculum can be adapted to a day or a week's worth of lessons. Regardless, the effect on students will last a lifetime. Know about it!

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What students are saying...

"This movie showed that no matter what your capabilities are, you can always go further."

- Alija, 8th grade

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What teachers are saying...

“After leaving the theater, I felt compelled to share the experience with my biology students, family, and friends. I am so excited for the DGW curriculum to arrive."

- Tracy Lawrence, Home Street Middle School, Bishop, CA

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What the press is saying...

"Despite the subject matter, Darius Goes West is not a depressing, disease-of-the-week movie. In fact, if anything, the film is an amazing celebration of life."

- David Walker,
Willamette Week

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The “Know About It" program is partially funded by the friends and family of Greg Gund, whose adventures ended as Darius's began.
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