"2010 Emmy-Winner" 4 or 40: The Choice is Yours

4 or 40 logo The San Diego County District Attorney's Youth Advisory Board proudly presents "4 or 40: The Choice is Yours," an Emmy-winning short film centered on the hard, life choices made daily by teens.

The idea of "4 or 40" was conceived by the San Diego District Attorney's Youth Advisory Board, made up of Lincoln High students. The title is based on the concept of choosing wisely during four years of high school or risking 40 years of struggles and hardships. The students crafted the film's story, helped during film shoots and offered input during every step of the film's production. The film was written, videotaped and edited by a local film production company while graphic designers contributed to its branding. The Youth Advisory Board will be visiting classrooms and organizations throughout San Diego County to screen the film, talk about its production and speak on its positive message. The film has been honored with a 2010 National Association of Counties Achievement Award and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Emmy Award.

If you are interested in having Youth Advisory Board members visit your school's classroom or organization's meeting, please e-mail YABSanDiego with the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your school or organization
  • Your contact information
  • The address of your school or organization
  • The number of students in your class or members in your organization
  • Three dates and times (in order of preference) for the visit