In the process of learning more about their local community, LEAP Ambassadors also have the opportunity to discuss their events with local media. On their first day of school, the students visited with Larry Crippen– the hard-working News Director for KSAM Radio. Crippen provided the students with the opportunity to discuss their recent and upcoming events, which the students did with relish!
Maggie Denena, a LEAP Center Student Worker, discussed past event, such as the LEAP Center’s numerous trips this summer as part of a grant project on American Photographer Mark Burns.
Makayla Mason discussed some of her activities–such as her trip to Hawaii–and our upcoming activities, such as our trip to the Texas Tribune Festival in late September. (See upcoming events here!) and our planned visits to Houston for various author-related events.
In addition to informing the community of our goings-on, this experience also provides students the chance to learn media relations and communications. Even the most articulate people can freeze when a recording device is in their face…
…but with Larry’s comfortable professionalism, the students were able to learn the process, inform the public, and gain a new experience all at once!