Communication For Youth Institute Seeks Local High School Students To Participate In Six Week Communication Workshop

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No cost program to adolescents that improve skills in public speaking available at Department of Communications Studies, California State University, Northridge

“Youth students not only improve their public speaking skills but also build greater levels of self-esteem,” said CYI Director Josefa Gonzalez.

Communications for Youth Institute (CYI) will host a series “Passport to Public Speaking” Saturday workshops beginning March 9 through April 20th, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at California State University, Northridge (CSUN), located at Manzanita Hall, Room #122. These series of workshops are available at “no cost” to local high school students who are interested in improving their public speaking. Also, there will be an Open House event for parents and the CSUN community on March 30 and April 20, 2013 to celebrate CYI’s 15th Year Anniversary.

The six week Saturday program will provide adolescents with instruction in basic public speaking and covers topics such as: speech anxiety, audience analysis, outlining, delivery, ethics and credibility, and informative speaking. Speaking exercises include speeches of introduction, anecdotal speech, cultural artifact speech, process speech, and informative speech. Instruction is provided through a combination of discussion, lecture, activities, and workshop formats. The program also provides them exposure to the CSUN community and college atmosphere.

Parents and teachers recognize the overall improvement in students who participate in Communication for Youth Institute. “Youth students not only improve their public speaking skills but also build greater levels of self-esteem,” said CYI Director Josefa Gonzalez.

To enroll in the CYI program, request, complete and return the registration form to josefa.gonzalez(at)csun(dot)edu as soon as possible. Applications are being accepted and students will be admitted on a first come, first served basis, until the respective classes are filled. Enrollment will be confirmed via email before class begins.

For more information on CYI or to enroll your young scholar, please contact Josefa Gonzalez at Communication for Youth Institute (CYI) at (818) 677-6545 or via email at josefa.gonzalez(at)csun(dot)edu.
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About Communication for Youth
The Communication for Youth Institute program is a community outreach, service-learning program that was developed to offer oral communication training to students in grades 5th through 12th. The program is a product of the hard work and commitment of Department of Communication Studies, California State University, Northridge graduate and undergraduate students, led by CYI Director, Josefa Gonzalez.

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