Friday, October 16, 2009

Changing Lives Ensemble Receives Media Training from Tate Hahn Austin

On Thursday, October 15th, members of the Changing Lives Youth Theatre Ensemble participated in a 2-hour media training with Russ Rhea from Tate Hahn Austin, a local public relations firm. Our focus was on speaking to the media about our work in Teen Dating Violence Prevention through theatre and the arts. Five students did mock interviews with Russ, which we played back and discussed. Central to the training were our core messages: that Teen Dating Violence is a major community concern, that prevention is possible, and that Austin teens are joining the with other youth across the country in the Start Strong initiative to take a stand and make lasting change!