Wednesday, May 16, 2007

are you smarter than a....

...twelve-year-old? We trained our youngest-ever participant -- 12-year-old Alma -- in media interview skills yesterday in Sacramento. She's one of almost 100 adults and teens participating in the Sierra Health Foundation's REACH program, which aims to reach adolescents in that city and engage them in healthy, safe activities that meet their needs.

Alma's reaction to her first on-camera interview? "HORRIBLE!" But she and others agreed that it gets easier when you have a plan for what you want to say, and after practice. The group worked together on message development, presentations skills, media interviews, how to work effectively with reporters, and getting their message across visually and verbally. To find out more about our group trainings for your organization's junior members, grant recipients, coalitions or others, contact us at

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