Wednesday, August 8, 2012

                Last year I was apart of TURN IT UP. It was my first time dealing with radio, and I had no idea what I was doing. I only knew how to use the internet and Microsoft Word for when I had to write papers. I had no idea what a zoom was or how to work it. I wasn't confident about what I was doing, I was sort of shy, and I did not think my opinion mattered. My first time on the radio I was a a little nervous and didn't want to talk, but then I soon realized that I can be anyone on the radio and if no one cared about what I think I wouldn't be here right now. So I put my fear behind me, started talking a little more and enjoyed my time there.
              This summer I work at Children's Media Project as a part of Team Motion. Even though I do not go on the radio as much I get to have an opportunity to help teach younger kids in the Night Writers program. I really like doing that because I get to help them with making there pieces and I get to see what other kids around my age are thinking.
               These past summers I have learned a lot, not only about media but about life. I learned how to use garageband, write blog posts, how to promote businesses and ideas using social media networks. I learned how to speak up for my self, to think with an open mind, and that if you work hard you can achieve a lot. Im glad that I got the opportunity to work with the different types of media because it is a learning experience that other youth my age don't get to have.

Monday, August 6, 2012

           Hey its Elissa, today Team Motion spent some of our afternoon with the DROP TV students. We did something a little different today, we went ice skating! While this was new to some students, skating came natural to others. Almost every one fell but, we had a good time together. The important part was that everyone tried and and had fun with it. Going ice skating was not only exciting, but a good learning experience. We helped, motivated, and laughed at each other the whole time. Im glad i got to share this experience with my friends at DROP TV.

Friday, August 3, 2012

My Afternoon with Turn it Up !!

Hey its Elissa, and usually I do not work on Fridays but today I'm here with Turn It Up! They are working hard to create great pieces In two hours under two minutes. Some of the pieces are about fear, high school, comparing sports and reflections on growth over the summer. They are not done yet but I can tell that they are going to sound amazing!!!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Being Part of Team Motion

 Hi, Its Kai from Team Motion. Being part of Team Motion comes with a lot of responsibility. The task of raising money and gaining sponsors is much easier said then done. One of the main things that we do here is document what goes on at Children's Media Project. To explain to potential sponsors what we do here becomes repetitive but it makes it an easier task when you have pictures and videos of the youth in action. We all worked together to create a sponsorship kit in which describes what CMP is, all the programs we have here, what we are asking for, and what the company would receive if they did donate. We  go upon asking for donations in multiple ways. Team Motion splits into two and some go out and ask companies in person while others call the companies and email some if it is necessary. Rejection is a part of the job. It isn't something that you get use to really quick but none the less it becomes normal and is easier to accept. In my personal opinion asking for donations in person is much more fun and is easier. Some prefer calling but I like being able to see how people are reacting to my proposal.  Team Motion is a lot of behind the scenes work that is not often acknowledged but none the less we do stuff this are absolute necessities for this non-profit organization. This program is as if you are part of the marketing department at a business and its GREAT!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

         Hey guys it's Elissa! I am apart of Team Motion and yesterday I spent my day with the DROP TV students. They were reviewing their new film about a crime fighting cowboy. The movie is coming out amazing, its funny, entertaining, and very original. The DROP TV students have come along way sense the beginning of the program. Keep up the good work guys!