Budding Journalists at CP in Allouez

ALLOUEZ, Wis (WBAY) - There's a group of budding journalists at CP in Allouez, and we were given a behind-the-scenes look at CP-TV.

It's safe to say, clients in CP's Adult Day Services program are having a lot of fun these days.

"We always try to come up with new ideas to keep the clients engaged and not the same stuff over and over, so we thought it would be cool to do the news," says Ben Hughes, CP adult day instructor.

Thanks to a newsroom app, and a homemade green screen, the clients record a newscast once a week that includes current events and jokes.

The clients research and write their own stories.

Joe handles sports.

"The Bucks' magic season continues as we advance to the Eastern Conference Finals," Joe says to open his sportscast.

And the meteorologist?

"Heather. That rhymes with weather," says a smiling Heather Wulf, a CP client.

During her weather forecast Thursday, Heather advises, "So if you go outside, you better get an umbrella if you don't want to get wet."

This newsroom class helps clients improve their processing and speaking skills, team-building, planning and writing.

"They do most of the work, and I just kind of help guide them throughout the process," says Hughes.

"My favorite part is just getting together with my friends and being able to put news like this together, come up with our own ideas," says CP client Dale Metoxen.

"It gets my word out and let's everybody know how I feel," adds Wulf.

This summer, CP hopes to raise $10,000 to purchase more technology for the clients to use, and the newscasts will soon be on CP's Youtube channel. CLICK HERE for more information.

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