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New ads from the CTA Media Fund let students do the talking

Young people take the spotlight in the latest TV, radio and digital ads from the CTA Media Fund. The unscripted ads focus on the impact that educators have in building community at school, motivating students, and imparting academic and life lessons.

“I appreciate my teachers because they never give up on me,” says student Manuel Galdamez at Overfelt High School in San Jose in one of the ads.

Greg Louis, who attends James Logan High School in Union City, speaks of a campus security technician with whom he has a close relationship. “He makes sure I have a plan, that I’ve got my homework done. He’s just a really good role model to have.”

“ He makes sure I have a plan, that I’ve got my homework done. He’s just a really good role model to have.” — Student Greg Louis, of a campus security technician at his school

Several Student CTA members are featured in the ads, including SCTA President Miyuki Manzanedo and Executive Vice President Aaron Barlin. “My own teachers inspired me to become a teacher,” says Barlin.

The ads were aired during the month of May. To view or listen to all four (“Community,” “Motivate,” “Lessons” and “Gracias”), see CTA’s YouTube channel.

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