Friday, August 31, 2012

Host of HGTV's “Property Virgins” & V103 Atlanta Radio Personality, Egypt Sherrod, Mentors Aspiring Teens with “Rising Media Stars Bootcamp”

HGTV Host of Property Virgins/V-103 Radio Personality, Egypt Sherrod, shares words of encouragement with Atlanta teens.

ATLANTA, GA - On August 10-11, 2012, Egypt Cares Family Foundation, in partnership with Atlanta's #1 Radio Station, CBS Radio's V103 FM and WAOK AM, HGTV, Fox 5's Good Day Atlanta, Rolling Out Magazine, Moguldom Media, and Auburn Public Library presented the 1st Annual Rising Media Stars Bootcamp.

Fifteen deserving teens from communities throughout the metro Atlanta area and surrounding counties were selected after each submitted a 250-word essay detailing why they should be included in the media bootcamp. The participants were carefully selected to engage in an intense program giving them a birdseye view of the variety of specialized careers available in the media industry. During the rigorous two-day camp, the participants were given in-depth tours and tutorials from news anchors, journalists, television producers and behind-the-scenes executives at major media companies.

“I am overwhelmed with pride by the group of bright and ambitious teens who joined us for this year’s Rising Media Stars Bootcamp. To see how eager they were to soak up all the knowledge and information that was put before them in two action-packed days was very inspiring! It does my heart good to know that I am able to use my position within the media industry to help gifted young people,” said Egypt Sherrod, founder of the Egypt Cares Family Foundation.

“Egypt's Rising Media Stars Bootcamp was created with the intention of positively influencing young people who have a serious interest in pursuing a career in the media arts. Egypt and I always want to use the professional relationships we've built over nearly 20 years each in radio, TV, publishing and digital media to pay it forward and give access to those who may not otherwise have a vehicle to pursue their dreams,” added Amber Noble-Garland, CEO of I For Talent Management and Chairperson of the Egypt Cares Family Foundation. Highlights from the 1st Annual Rising Media Stars Boot Camp can be viewed here.

Karen Graham, anchor of Fox 5's Good Day Atlanta gives broadcast pointers to participants.

For more information on Egypt Cares Family Foundation, please visit: and Twitter: @EgyptCares.

Spiritually based, the Egypt Cares Family Foundation aims to provide resources and motivation that support families on their journey to financial literacy, health awareness, higher education and successful communication within the family unit. The foundation will provide workshops, seminars, and community outreach programs designed to foster stronger families.

Source: Press release

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