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4 January 2007

Youth and High School Reform, National League of Cities, Institute for Youth, Education, and Families


On Wednesday, October 25, 2006, the Center for Schools and Communities and the National League of Cities offered a live, online presentation on ways municipal leaders and public care systems are working to reengage older youth (16-24) who lack strong connections to school, work and the broader community.

The session previewed forthcoming research findings that will soon be released in a National League of Cities' Institute for Youth, Education, and Families publication.

The publication is built around case study research of eight U.S. cities, including Philadelphia....MORE

3 January 2007

Ninth Annual Young Producer’s Award

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has announced the 9th Annual Young Producer’s Ward. It is a scholarship program for high school seniors intending to major in a communications-related field when they enter college. The scholarship is worth $2500 and a first-runner up scholarship is available for $500. The scholarships will be awarded to the individuals who prepare the most creative and effective storyboard and script for a 30-second televised public service announcement (PSA) dealing with the following topic: Bullies: Don’t Be One; Don’t Tolerate One”. In addition to the monetary award, the winner will have an opportunity to work with area television professionals to produce a broadcast-quality PSA based on the storyboard. Once the PSA is produced, it will be aired on local television stations.

See their website at for entry forms, script format, storyboard format, content guidelines and research information. The deadline for submission is February 23, 2007.


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