Beginning a Career in Public Relations

Thursday, October 27, 2005

PRSA Houston New Pros Launches Successful PR Program with local Girl Scouts

Time really flies! Last weekend marked the second workshop hosted with local Girl Scouts of the San Jacinto Council. I personally am very excited about this launch, as this program has been in the works since my days at Houston's Museum of Printing History, where I first learned that Cadette and Senior Girls Scouts had a public relations interest project award, one of many that the Girls can earn. View the entire news story here from August 27, 2005, where Wall Street Journal Education Correspondent June Kronholz visited with PRSA Houston members and Girl Scouts.

The PR Interest project requires Girls to learn the language of the public relations profession, as well as talk with professionals in the field to learn more about the profession. Last weekend's workshop included close to 50 Girls from several different troops who all left with more knowledge of the profession and even ways in which they can use public relations to advance themselves on college applications and their resumes.

Next step is for the Girls to complete a service project in the area of public relations by partnering with a local nonprofit or working to get an article published in a local or school paper.

Many thanks to PRSA Houston New Pros Community Service Liaison Cheyenna Smith for her great work, as well as Holly Caughron, Suzanne Lammers and Erin Blatzer for volunteering to work with the Girls at the Houston Museum of Natural Science.

Stay tuned for more on this exciting project!


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