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Hot off the Press! Media-Smart Youth Training Guides

We Can!™ announces the release of an exciting new training resource for community sites that are currently or are planning to implement Media-Smart Youth. The train-the-trainers guide entitled Media-Smart Youth: Eat, Think, and Be Active: Guide for Training Program Facilitators is now available at no cost for order and download on the We Can! and Media-Smart Youth Web sites.

The guide was developed to help community educators and leaders train other people to implement the Media-Smart Youth curriculum.  It includes half-day and full-day training options, along with a supplemental CD-ROM with slide presentations.

Though prior training is not necessary to successfully implement Media-Smart Youth, many facilitators have said that some form of training enhanced their abilities. This new training guide will strengthen potential facilitators' comprehension and ability to convey the knowledge and skills to young participants.

Whether you’re just starting to implement the engaging and effective curriculum for youth ages 11-13, or you’re offering the program for the second or twenty-second time, everyone can benefit from this guide.

The developers of this new guide would like to acknowledge the We Can! community sites that participated in the half-day trainings that were conducted at previous We Can! regional trainings. Their feedback was instrumental in modifying and finalizing the guide.

We hope you enjoy this resource as you conduct Media-Smart Youth programming in your community.


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