Local News: ‘Building Strong Families’ events bring free movies to the community (6/4/22)


Community members find their seats in preparation to watch the movie “Flintstones” on Thursday, June 2. The movie was free to watch to anyone who wanted to attend.

Photo of Lisa Hinkle | Daily Mail

The Nevada Housing Authority and On My Own, Inc. EnVision Center, in partnership with community sponsors, will bring Building Strong Families 2022 events to the community in the form of free movie screenings at the Century 6 Cinema.

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) originally created “Father’s Day” in 2011 to raise awareness of the grim statistics faced by children living in fatherless homes. Since then, HUD has focused on both parents to aim to connect men and women to resources that will help improve outcomes and unify the family. This laid the foundation for the “Building Strong Families” initiative.

The HUD Strong Families initiative consists of the following four pillars:

• Health and Well-being: Nutrition, Fitness and Prevention; mental health and addiction; Social determinants of health (environment, violence, etc.)

• Academic advancement: FAFSA and post-secondary enrollment; STEAM and digital inclusion; Reading and distribution of books.

• Economic empowerment: Vocational training; Financial Literacy; Support services.

• Character and leadership

The “Building Strong Families” free movie event will continue throughout the summer and is open to families, friends and people of all ages. Each movie will be at 9:45 a.m., with doors opening at 9:15 a.m. Here are the scheduled dates for each film:

• June 7: presto

• June 9: Evan Almighty

• June 14: Beethoven

• June 16: the great adventure of the Muppets

• June 18: Dolittle

• June 21: Casper

• June 23: Croods

• June 25: The house with a clock in its walls

• June 28: Baby

• June 30: The Cat in Dr. Seuss’ Hat

• July 2: Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit

• July 5: Madagascar

• July 7: Trolls

• July 9: Monsters vs. Aliens

• July 12: Kung Fu Panda

• July 14: Megamind

• July 16: the rise of the Guardians

• July 19: Chicken Run

• July 21: Penguins of Madagascar

• July 23: Captain Underpants: the first epic film

• July 26: home

• July 28: the boss baby

• July 30: Little Rascals

• August 6: to come

• August 13: to come

Members of the community (including the youngsters pictured here) are invited to beat the heat this summer by watching a free movie as part of the ‘Building Strong Families’ initiative.

Photo of Lisa Hinkle | Daily Mail

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