In the past, one KidReporter participated in the NBA Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony activites when Michael Jordan and others were inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame in Springfield, MA.
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) March 25, 2010
TheKidzConnexion.com is the first website for kidz who have an interest in journalism. We welcome budding journalists ages 5 to 12 to participate and learn what it’s like to be an investigative journalists who can tell a story and presents facts in context – without hype - so that readers can more reasonably assess a situation.
For children, parents and teachers, the Kidz Connexion means learning and an opportunity for school-age children to interact in a safe, academically-driven online media environment.
The Kidz Connexion encourages the enrollment of KidReporters by nurturing relationships with schools, parents and kids organizations across America. We accomplish this by challenging young people to submit compelling stories and broadcast videos about personal, social and consumer-oriented experiences.
Each story that is submitted is reviewed and KidReporters receive appropriate feedback from their mentors. Currently the Kidz Connexion employs 30+ student interns majoring in Journalism and Public Relations from the University of Alabama, University of Florida, University of Georgia, University of Illinois, Mississippi State University and Washington State University to mentor KidReporters.
What’s the motivation?
- In addition to opportunities to win partner prizes, receive national attention and be part of a recognized virtual community for kids, the Kidz Connexion provokes thought, helps young people hone communication skills early in life and learn to convey relevant information – attributes vital to their future and success in education and business.
- For parents the motivation is one in the same, but with the added benefit of their children logging on to a wholesome, well-monitored Internet environment where they read, write and exchange ideas on a KidFriendly, academic level.
- School systems, non-profits and national organizations find the Kidz Connexion ideal for rewarding merit and competing on a national level for awards, scholarships and prestige.
What’s the benefit?
Parents – Parents benefit by saving money when visiting partner attractions. Upon submission of a story and earning points, kidz can earn rewards the family can enjoy – tickets to local attractions, etc. In addition, the Kidz Connexion is part of helping their children develop resources needed to succeed in life.
Teachers – Teachers are using the Kidz Connexion as a curriculum tool to encourage students to write competitively and to interact constructively in a well-monitored, virtual academic environment aimed at advancing students’ ability to communicate effectively.
Kidz – Young people love to be a part of something larger, meaningful and where they can gain respect and recognition – the Kidz Connexion fulfills this desire. Also, kids receive tangible rewards for their accomplishments and are empowered academically to compete nationally among their peers.
Partners – Partner benefits include significant lead generation, positive word of mouth, CRM, goodwill and heightened national and regional exposure – all factors that aid brand loyalty, image, customer retention and the capturing of consumers at a young age.
Society – the Kidz Connexion plays into the need for a better educated, more qualified workforce moving forward. Mastering communication at the Cyber level, along with the ability to comprehend and convey relevant information responsibly, is at the core of success in business now, and in our children’s future. Effective communication will never go out of style.
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