HIGHER GOALS is the half hour, “stay-in-school” version of HOOP DREAMS. Broadcast nationally on PBS, it was nominated for an Emmy award as “Best Daytime Children’s Special.” With Tim Meadows of Sat. Night Live fame, along with NBA All-Star Isiah Thomas, William Gates, and Skip Dillard, the film also features a girl’s hoop dreams story – Kim Williams. “It reaffirms the value of sports,” (Chicago Tribune) “and it feels good!” (LA Times).
Higher Goals encourages young athletes to put their dreams of professional sports in perspective and focus on getting an education. The real life stories of two high school athletes demonstrate that the sports skills of practice and discipline can be applied to academics as well.