"Jags Teen Talk ... Game Plan For Success" is an initiative of the Jaguars Foundation, Beaver Street Fisheries and the Jacksonville media to communicate to teens positive pathways to be successful in life. This Emmy Award winning program is in its 16th year of production. The television show addresses the many aspects of teen development and promotes a positive approach to the challenges they face growing up in today’s society. Teen Talk promotes communication between teens and their parents in an effort to put a “Game Plan for Success” into action.
This year's Jags Teen Talk television show highlights four local high school teens as they navigate an “insider’s pass” through EverBank Field. They first meet with the show’s host, Jaguars long-snapper Carson Tinker. The teens then visit with President of Innovations Learning, Amy Morales, who breaks down the science behind teenage behavior and decision making by explaining the fascinating development of the adolescent brain. Ms. Morales encourages teens to use this important self-knowledge to help them make position choices and avoid risky behavior that can lead to life-changing negative consequences.
Armed with their new information, the teens head to the Jaguars locker room to get advice from Tinker and teammate Michael Bennett and to the Jaguars TV Studio to meet with Taylor Rodd and Chloe Taylor from The Roar of the Jaguars. The show’s highlight is a visit to the office of Head Coach Gus Bradley. He shares his parenting philosophy and lessons learned in life that he and his wife Michaela Bradley are passing on to their four children, which includes two teens.
Through an unprecedented 16 year partnership with Jacksonville media, the "Jags Teen Talk ... Game Plan For Success" will air on all local network affiliates, including WJCT 7 (PBS), WJXT 4, WCWJ 17 (CW), WTLV 12/WJXX 25 (NBC), WFOX-TV 30/WJAX-TV 47, and available on XFINITY On Demand search Jags Teen Talk on your remote. This year’s show was produced by WJCT, Public Television’s local affiliate, and the Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation. Other media partners include The Florida Times-Union/jacksonville.com, Clear Channel Outdoor.
Jaguars Foundation President, Peter Racine, stated, “The Jaguars appreciate the unique partnership with all of our media partners to share this important message to teens to help them make position choices. The show’s practical guides and useful information is helpful to both teens and their parents and we encourage them to watch the show together.”
Air dates are from Thursday, September 1, 2016 through Monday, September 19, 2016. After the airdates, the show will be available at www.jaguars.com and on INFINITY On Demand search Jags Teen Talk on your remote.
SHOW AIRS ON THE FOLLOWING DATES AND TIMES