Seattle Pacific University’s chapter of Chi Sigma Iota, the National School Counselor Honor Society, will host a screening of “American Promise,” a documentary filmed and produced by two parents.

The film chronicles their African-American son’s school career at a predominantly white academy in New York City, highlighting the educational achievement gap of black males.

The film is part of “American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen,” a national public media initiative made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to identify and implement solutions to the dropout crisis and help parents and teachers keep students on the path to a successful future.

It was the Jury Award winner at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and the Grand Prize winner at the 2013 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.

“American Promise” will play April 17 at 7 p.m. at Seattle Pacific University’s Demaray Hall in Room 150. A discussion will follow the screening.

Admission is $7.