Closing Gap

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Closing Gap 
Ultimately we are looking for "voice of the LENA Research Foundation" a non-profit dedicated to closing the school achievement gap for disadvantaged kids.

We will have a number of videos. The script you'll be reading is for our first video titled "Closing the Achievement Gap." It's a big problem and we've dedicated years and millions to it.

We want an authoritative voice. A Morgan Freeman type or the Allstate guy type for the male version and the female equivalent if there is such a thing. I think the note for the females is again to be authoritative.

WE HAVE A SCRATCH TRACK recorded, along with the video so you can see the tone we're after and the certain words we'd like you to emphasize. PLEASE WATCH before you record. Here's the link: *************************** 
2014-09-15 17:10:05 GMT
2014-09-19 16:00:00 (GMT -05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) 
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Project Parameters

The Voice Actor should be located in:
Flexible Price - USD 250 to USD 400
Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
1 Minutes
English - USA and Canada
Looking for a authoritative voice. Morgan Freeman type and his female equivalent.
Middle Age Female OR Middle Age Male OR Senior Female OR Senior Male
• Audio files must be delivered via email OR
• Audio files must be delivered via FTP/Dropbox/Google Drive/cloud
There are no special pre-, post-, or production requirements for this project.
Not defined
The voice seeker is willing to hire either union or non-union talents for this project

Script Details

***custom demo required*** 
Why is it so difficult to close the early learning gap? Despite decades of effort and billions of dollars in funding, the essential problem remains: Children born into poverty fall behind, starting in the very first months of life because their home environments lack critical elements that stimulate brain growth in more affluent households.

In their first 3 years children of poverty hear 30 million fewer words than children from more affluent families.

By the age of 3, a baby’s brain grows to 80% of the size of an adult brain, making these years critical for brain development--development that is driven by language and especially back-and-forth talk.

Research proved long ago that the amount of talk in early childhood affects intelligence, school readiness, and social and emotional well-being. So the achievement gap is really a word gap – a gap we must prevent through the right early intervention. 
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