Pritchard is a youth
activist, humorist and Public Television host who is known by audiences
who 20 years ago
rejected the offers of Hollywood to dedicate his life to helping teens,
constantly on the go, helping kids all across America.
Pritchard is also a builder of bridges. Kids from every background trust him because he listens, he has been there and he tells the truth. In a time of vexing division and mistrust, he has an uncanny ability to reach across social and racial barriers and bring kids together for a common purpose.
Pritchard has hosted 6 critically acclaimed
Public Television series for kids of all ages, including PeaceTalks,
a violence prevention series; Saving Our Schools, featured
The Power of Choice; You Can Choose; and Big
Changes - Big Choices.
His powerful new series, LifeSteps, spotlights
ability to use humor to develop the critical life skills of resiliency,
character and emotional intelligence. These series have been highly
in the educational press and received many major awards including the CINE Golden Eagle, the Parents' Choice Gold
Award, and the Golden Camera Award at the US
International Film and Video Festival.
has been profiled in the
national press, from the Wall Street Journal to Time
Magazine and appeared on CNN &
Time, The Today Show, CBS Sunday
Morning, as well as talk shows Dr. Joey
Brown and Exhale
with Candice Bergen. Drawing on his
background as a professional comedian -- including performing with
Williams, Jay Leno and Jerry Seinfeld -- Michael has appeared on Roseanne,
an Emmy Award Winning episode of Taxi, Nash
Bridges, The Tonight Show
and has performed a variety of voices for Star
Wars and cartoons. Michael
also had feature roles in the films The
Right Stuff and Light Blast.
His awards include: President's Volunteer Action Award, Office of the Attorney General Commendation, Paul Harris Fellowship, 1st place winner San Francisco International Standup Comedy Competition, Duveneck Humanitarian Award and California Probation Officer of the Year.
Jim WatsonJim Watson is an award-winning writer, producer and director of educational television and video programs. He has produced a wide range of non-fiction films and videos in his thirty year career. He has produced and directed 5 critically acclaimed Public Television series for kids of all ages, including: Saving Our Schools, PeaceTalks, You Can Choose!, Big Changes - Big Choices and the current LifeSteps. These series have been highly acclaimed in the educational press and received many major awards including: the CINE Golden Eagle, the Parent's Choice Gold Award, the Teachers Choice Award, and the Golden Camera Award at the US International Film and Video Festival. In 1995, Mr. Watson founded Heartland Media with Michael Pritchard and Ed Werz.
Edward W. WerzEdward W. Werz is a marketer, writer, publisher and entrepreneur. He is the Founder and CEO of The Guidance Channel, which owns The Bureau for At-risk Youth, Great Events Publishing, Childswork/Childsplay, ProvenEffective.com, Homework Hotline Educational Services and Red Ribbon Resources, a group of companies focused on providing guidance and educational resources for children, teens, parents and professionals.
The Bureau For At-Risk Youth, launched in 1991, has developed and published over 1500 publications and videos. Many have won national awards for their content and educational value. At-Risk Resources, a division of The Bureau For At-Risk Youth, distributes Bureau products through more than 100 sub-distributors across the United States and Canada.
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