or


[06/18/07 - 12:41 PM]
Sci Fi Engages America's Youth in Service Learning Community Improvement Projects
The Channel's campaign to galvanize individuals around a positive outlook on the future represents its "commitment to leveraging the creative power of science fiction to inspire the next generation of leaders and visionaries."

[via press release from Sci Fi]

SCI FI ENGAGES AMERICA'S YOUTH IN SERVICE LEARNING COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS

Destination ImagiNation's Visions For Tomorrow curriculum Reaches Students, Parents, Teachers and Community Groups

New York, NY, June 18, 2007 -- SCI FI Channel today announced a partnership with Destination ImagiNation, a leading nonprofit organization, to engage children, educators and parents in service learning community improvement projects as part of the Channel's public affairs platform, Visions for Tomorrow. The Channel's campaign to galvanize individuals around a positive outlook on the future represents SCI FI's commitment to leveraging the creative power of science fiction to inspire the next generation of leaders and visionaries.

"The future is in the hands of our children, and it's up to us to stimulate the kind of thinking that will create a better tomorrow," said Bonnie Hammer, President, USA Network and SCI FI Channel. "By partnering with Destination ImagiNation, we'll be able to help kids open their minds to the possibility that they can, in fact, change the world."

"SCI FI's support of ProjectOUTREACH will help the community-based program to meet its mission to implement solutions to real problems in American communities," said Robert T. Purifico, President and Executive Director of Destination ImagiNation Inc.

Destination ImagiNation's flagship program, ProjectOutreach, encourages participants to apply creative problem solving to neighborhood and community challenges. ProjectOutreach now features a Visions for Tomorrow-inspired curriculum that challenges participating youngsters, teachers and parents to tackle important issues facing their communities, with an eye towards making a positive impact on the future. VFT curriculum strands feature challenges such as the "Energy Counts" and "Committed to Conservation" activity sets, and is available in printed or downloadable versions that are available free-of-cost to schools, after school programs on other community groups. Participants can compete individually, in small groups or in larger teams. Participants may also compete in the broader team challenge, which culminates in May with national Global Finals, the largest creative problem-solving event in the world, with 987 registered teams from 14 countries.

ProjectOUTREACH combines the energy of youth, the educational value of creative problem solving and the motivation of peer support and recognition into a service-learning program. ProjectOUTREACH participants are middle school through college-age youth who want to make a difference in their communities. Adults can get involved as Team Advisors, Tournament Managers or Tournament Volunteers. Since the establishment of the first ProjectOUTREACH teams in 1995, teams have developed numerous projects with major community impact, such as clean-up drives and environmental education programs, recycling programs and clothing drives for the homeless.

Visions for Tomorrow is SCI FI Channel's public affairs campaign to leverage the power of imagination to engage individuals, organizations and corporations in exploring creative ways to make a difference today for a better tomorrow. Campaign elements include public service announcements, an informational web site (www.visionsfortomorrow.net), nonprofit outreach and youth engagement. It launched last fall at the Nextfest conference in NYC with a focus on energy.

SCI FI Channel is a television network where "what if" is what's on. SCI FI fuels the imagination of viewers with original series and events, blockbuster movies and classic science fiction and fantasy programming, as well as a dynamic Web site (www.scifi.com) and magazine. Launched in 1992, and currently in 89 million homes, SCI FI Channel is a network of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies.





  [june 2007]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)









[04/24/14 - 10:42 AM]
Video: TNT's "The Last Ship" - New Extended Trailer
The new drama, from executive producer Michael Bay, premieres Sunday, June 22 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.

[04/24/14 - 10:40 AM]
"The Tonight Show" Sees Year-to-Year Growth, Scoring Its Highest 18-49 Rating for a Week of Rebroadcasts in Nearly Three Years
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of April 14-18.

[04/24/14 - 10:30 AM]
truTV Unveils Designers Competing on the New Series "Motor City Masters"
Brooke Burns hosts the series, premiering Tuesday, June 24 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[04/24/14 - 10:01 AM]
Rising British Band Rixton to Perform on Monday, April 28 Live Telecast of "The Voice"
Coaches Shakira and Usher will perform a song with their respective teams on the Tuesday show.

[04/24/14 - 09:07 AM]
NBC Sports Group Presents Record 15.5 Hours of Kentucky Derby Coverage
NBC's Kentucky Derby coverage, which has been honored with the Eclipse Award in the Television-Live Programming category for the past two years, includes 7.5 hours on Derby Day on NBC and NBCSN.

[04/24/14 - 08:50 AM]
Encore Telecast of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" Builds On Its Lead-In by 10% in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 23.

[04/24/14 - 08:45 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Tops Viewers, Demos with "American Idol"
The network's mainstay is up double-digits from last week among adults 18-49.

[04/24/14 - 08:28 AM]
ABC's "Modern Family" Is Up as Wednesday's #1 TV Show for Its 6th Straight Original
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 23.

[04/24/14 - 07:49 AM]
"Jimmy Kimmel Live: Behind the Scandalabra" Delivers the Show's Most-Watched-Ever Late-Night Telecast
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of April 14-18.

[04/24/14 - 07:06 AM]
Summer Is On! Travel Channel Celebrates the Sights, Sounds and Flavors of the Season with Its Annual "We Are Summer" Programming Event
"Insane Coaster Wars: World Domination," "Xtreme Waterparks," "Food Paradise," "Bikinis & Boardwalks" and "BBQ Crawl" are all back for new seasons.

[04/24/14 - 07:06 AM]
A&E Kicks Off Summer with the Return of Hit Drama Series "Longmire"
The series continues as the network's #1 original drama series of all time in total viewers with season two averaging 6 million, a record for any A&E drama season delivery (based on Live+7 viewing).

[04/23/14 - 06:56 PM]
ESPN's 2014 "Monday Night Football" Schedule
The 45th season will kick off with a doubleheader Monday, September 8 - New York Giants at Detroit Lions (7 p.m. ET) and San Diego Chargers at Arizona Cardinals (10:15 p.m. / 7:15 p.m. PT).

[04/23/14 - 06:40 PM]
21st NFL on FOX Schedule Unveiled
It's a season of firsts once the action gets underway as FOX Sports becomes the only NFL broadcaster to cover two games from London in the same season, the first of which features the earliest kickoff in NFL history.

[04/23/14 - 05:03 PM]
2014 "Thursday Night Football" Broadcast Schedule Announced
The 16-game Thursday Night Football schedule kicks off on September 11 with Steelers vs. Ravens from Baltimore and ends with a Week 16 Saturday double-header on December 20.

[04/23/14 - 05:02 PM]
2014 NBC "Sunday Night Football" Schedule Announced
Highlights include 19 primetime games, including the NFL's opening game of the season, NFL Kickoff 2014 and NBC's annual Thanksgiving night game.