Montana Horizons Project

Job #7515

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Job # 7515 Montana Horizons Project

Posted Date
May 7, 2008 @ 19:23
Respond By
May 8, 2008
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English (North American)
Age Range

Job Description

Note from - this job is being closed early as client has requested. Thank you.

We need a female narrator for a small market university extension service informational/educational video.

The job requires a draft edit and read from an early script version (version 1.1).

We anticipate minor changes in the narration script that will require a re-read. The video will have a very limited distribution in select rural communities in Montana.

Thanks for your consideration.


Rural areas facing economic decline have a new tool to help them make positive changes. Horizons is a community leadership program aimed at reducing poverty in rural communities of less than 5,000 people. Funded by the Northwest Area Foundation, Horizons works through local organizations to provide ideas, resources, support and inspiration to stimulate grass-roots. community-wide change.

In Montana, this 18-month program is being used in dozens of communities. Today, weÕll look at how the Horizons program created an atmosphere of optimism and change in the communities of Boulder and Whitehall.

All Horizons communities take part in a community conversation and action planning process that begins with study circles. Study circles are led by trained local facilitators and must include at least 30 community members who agree to meet for six 2-hour sessions. In Boulder, Montana, a community of about 1,500 (fifteen hundred) people, nearly seventy people attended the study circles.

The Study Circles in Boulder came up with a number of action ideas to improve their community.

Not far from Boulder is the town of Whitehall, with about 1,200 (twelve-hundred) people. The economy of Whitehall is closely tied to a nearby mine, which may be shutting down in the near future.

To promote participation in the Study Circles, Whitehall offered a free community dinner with a chili cook-off. As in Boulder, recruiting for the study circles turned out to be much easier than expected in this highly-motivated community.

The Whitehall study circles came up with a list of action items. Participants indicated which projects they wanted to work on using sign-up sheets and dots.

To help communities turn their action ideas into a reality, the next step in the Horizons program involves providing 30 to 40 hours of leadership training to at least 25 community members. With momentum building from the study circles, a number of participants in Boulder and Whitehall decided to take the next step Ð the Leadership-Plenty training.

To help communities continue to make progress to implement their goals, the Horizons program includes processes for Community Visioning, Coaching and Action. Many rural communities have used the Horizons program to move from despair to hope. Their success stories and more information about the Horizons program can be found at the Northwest Area Foundation web site:

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