PRESS RELEASE PBS Guam to Celebrate Successful 2024 Guam Read-A-Thon with Awards Ceremony

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PBS Guam to Celebrate Successful 2024 Guam Read-A-Thon with Awards Ceremony

Mangilao, Guam, March 18, 2024 – PBS Guam is thrilled to announce another successful Guam Read-A-Thon with its long-anticipated Awards Ceremony, to be held on Saturday, March 23rd, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Micronesia Mall Center Court. This event marks a celebration of literacy, dedication, and achievement among elementary and middle school students across Guam.

The Guam Read-A-Thon, an initiative by PBS Guam, aimed to foster a love for reading among students while promoting literacy and comprehension skills. Daycare, preschool, headstart, elementary, and middle school students from participating schools island-wide dedicated their time to reading and engaging with books, showcasing their commitment to education and learning.

The awards ceremony will honor the hard work and dedication of students from various schools across Guam. Since all the small prizes were already delivered island-wide, the Awards Ceremony will include the presentation of large prizes, including the prestigious grand prize: a round trip to Disneyland in Tokyo, with airfare, and hotel accommodations for two (student and one parent or guardian) for the island-wide winner. This grand prize serves as a testament to the remarkable efforts of the students and their dedication to the PBS Guam Read-A-Thon.

“We extend our heartfelt congratulations to all participating schools for their outstanding commitment to reading and literacy,” said Ina Carillo, General Manager, of PBS Guam. “Their dedication and enthusiasm have made this year’s Read-A-Thon a tremendous success, and we are so excited and proud to present all the hard-earned prizes to the students this year at our PBS Guam Read-A-Thon Awards Ceremony.”

The event was a testament to the collaborative efforts of educators, students, and the community at large in promoting literacy and fostering a culture of reading on the island. Through initiatives like the Guam Read-A-Thon, PBS Guam continues to play a vital role in shaping the educational landscape and empowering the youth of Guam.

PBS Guam extends its gratitude to all sponsors, supporters, volunteers, and participants for their invaluable contributions to the success of the 2024 Guam Read-A-Thon Awards Ceremony.

For more information about PBS Guam and its initiatives, please visit www.pbsguam.org.

Christine Flores-Dela Cruz

Development Associate

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ACADEMIC CHALLENGE BOWL (SY2023-2024)

The ACADEMIC CHALLENGE BOWL (ACB) is an interscholastic competition that tests middle and high school students’ knowledge in Math, Social Studies, Science, Current Events, Music, Art, English Literature, and History. It is an excellent way to nurture, recognize, and celebrate students’ academic strengths. ACB provides a competitive structure for those students who are academically talented. There are toss-up questions and bonus questions on a wide variety of subject areas. Matches are pre-recorded and take place after school at the PBS Guam studio in Mangilao.

UNTALAN MIDDLE SCHOOL VS. SANTA BARBARA CATHOLIC SCHOOL
Friday, May 3, 2024 @ 8:00 pm
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SANTA BARBARA CATHOLIC SCHOOL VS. ST. JOHN’S SCHOOL
Friday, May 3, 2024 @ 8:30 pm
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ST. JOHN’S SCHOOL VS. UNTALAN MIDDLE SCHOOL
Friday, May 10, 2024 @ 8:00 pm
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FATHER DUEÑAS MEMORIAL SCHOOL VS. JOHN F. KENNEDY HIGH SCHOOL
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JOHN F. KENNEDY HIGH SCHOOL VS. TIYAN HIGH SCHOOL
Friday, May 17, 2024 @ 8:00 pm
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PRESS RELEASE PBS Guam Annual Pledge Night 2023

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PBS Guam Announces Pledge Night 2023: An Evening of Entertainment and Giving

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 10, 2023

[Mangilao, Guam] – PBS Guam is proud to announce its upcoming pledge night event, taking place on May 12, 2023, from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm live from the Central Community Arts Hall in Sinajana. This special event will be a night to remember, featuring a lineup of high-quality programming and a chance for viewers to support PBS Guam & its mission of providing commercial-free content to the community.

In addition to broadcasting live on PBS Guam, KGTF TV Channel 12, the program will live stream on the PBS YouTube Channel, https://youtube.com/user/pbsguam/live, as well as on the PBS Video App (on any Apple or Android mobile device). PBS Guam will maintain its existing commitment to feature children’s programming daily, in addition to other educational shows.

“We’re thrilled to bring our viewers a night of television that truly makes a difference,” said Ina Carillo, General Manager of PBS Guam. “Not only will our programming inspire, inform, and entertain, but our viewers will also have the opportunity to support the station and help us continue to bring quality programming to our island.” The evening’s lineup will feature a variety of PBS Guam’s programming, locally produced programs and special performances. Viewers will have the opportunity to call in LIVE and pledge their support throughout the broadcast, with all proceeds going directly to PBS Guam to support their mission.
“We’re excited to be broadcasting live from the Central Community Arts Hall in Sinajana, and we can’t wait to share this special night with our viewers,” said Don Muna, Production Manager at PBS Guam. “We encourage everyone to tune in, enjoy the programming, and consider making a donation to help support the station.”
The PBS Guam pledge night is a unique opportunity for viewers to make a difference in their community while enjoying quality programming. Don’t miss this chance to show your support for PBS Guam and the valuable work they do.
For more information, visit www.pbsguam.org or call (671) 734-5483. Contact: Annie San Nicolas, [email protected]
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PRESS RELEASE PBS Guam and GBHWC hold the Media Maker Bootcamp for Summer Youth

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PBS GUAM & GBHWC HOLD THE MEDIA MAKER BOOTCAMP FOR SUMMER YOUTH

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 15, 2022 [MANGILAO, GUAM] – PBS Guam, KGTF, Channel 12, the Office of the Governor of Guam, Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center (GBHWC), and Guam International Film Festival (GIFF) conducted a Media Maker Boot camp – an evidence-based media literacy and substance abuse prevention program.

This 3-week summer program was held from June 06 through June 24 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Guam Community College (GCC) multi-purpose room (BLD #400) and will be conducted by certified media literacy staff from PBS Guam, GBHWC and GIFF. In this media-maker boot camp, students learned the fundamentals of all media communications, from copywriting to video production and walk away with hands-on training by the best media organizations in Guam and the Marianas.

The program was 4 hours in length every Monday through Friday beginning June 6, 2022, and ending Friday, June 24, 2022. The first 7 days of the program began with media literacy instruction and group activities focused on providing the student participants with the perspective of how to recognize and understand all aspects of media messaging and how media messaging influences their everyday decision-making. The remaining 8 days of the program focused on the application of media messaging as the student participants created their own media messages with the technical assistance of partner organizations, PBS Guam and GIFF.

Throughout the entire media literacy program, the PBS Guam production crew documented the students’ works in progress and highlight the program partners with the intent to promote the importance of media literacy within our community. Find the 30-minute television special on KGTF Channel 12, PBS Guam YouTube channel or by using this link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IE32xDzx0VI

Ina Carillo, General Manager of PBS Guam stated “Our work at PBS doesn’t stop at TV programming. We have been working within the community to enhance and enrich our island’s people through not only TV and other multi-media platforms, but through entertainment and education as well.” “We at PBS Guam are honored are excited to produce this boot camp and documentary. As we consume more and more media, we felt an overwhelming sense of responsibility to educate our youth on media literacy; specifically, on understanding how media influences our decision making and lives overall.” said General Manager of PBS Guam, Ina V. Carillo.

Director of Guam Behavioral Health, Theresa Arriola states, “Media Literacy is a key skill for our island youth, especially with the amount of media messages that they are bombarded with in their day-to-day, throughout their environment, on social media or even during conversations with their peers.” “It is our privilege at GBHWC to be a major contributor for the Media Maker Boot Camp this past summer. We are proud of the youth who completed it! They now have heightened awareness of the different influences around them, and they feel more confident in choosing appropriate responses. I am sure that they will continue on to be leaders of their generation with their new-found skills in media making and passion for living positive healthy lifestyles.” said Director of Guam Behavioral Health, Theresa Arriola

Kel Muna, Guam International Film Festival Program Director stated, “The success of the Media Makers Boot camp is a testament to the power of media literacy and how those of all ages can use it to help themselves and their communities. Media literacy is like nutrition facts on a food label; if you know what to look for, you can make a more informed decision.”

“It’s always satisfying to witness the transformation of a youth’s perspective once they realize there is a formula to creating effective media messages. And it’s the understanding of why media messages are a certain way that compliments the youth’s already developed skillset of how to create media content. With the two combined, allows for healthier decision making when exposed to negatively persuasive media, which is the sole purpose of the media maker partnership with GBHWC, GCC and GIFF.” Don Muna, Executive Producer of PBS Guam.

This program is partially funded by the Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center, through the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), award #s: 1B08T1083443-01, 6B08T1083443-01M002 and M003.

ABOUT PBS GUAM, KGTF, CHANNEL 12: For over 52 years, PBS Guam KGTF Channel 12 has been serving the island community of Guam by providing quality and meaningful programming that aims to educate, inform and inspire viewers of all walks of life. ###

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PBS UNIVERSITY AND PBS UNIVERSITY HIGHER LEARNING

PBS UNIVERSITY is a program by PBS Guam and the Guam Department of Education in conjunction with public school teachers. These lessons are created to provide both parents and students with a unique educational experience while helping students to continue learning at home. The educational series features curriculum and instruction with prioritized standards, skills, and topics in lessons from nearly thirty GDOE public school teachers. From Pre-K through 8th grade, the series has been enhanced with CHamoru language segments.

PBS UNIVERSITY HIGHER LEARNING is a spinoff series aimed towards secondary education students. Based on topical discussion, the series is formatted to provide critical thinking and analytical insight on various subjects.

 

This program has been made possible by the Government of Guam Education Stabilization Fund.

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