Talking is Teaching for Trusted Messengers

Welcome Trusted Messengers!

This is the location where you will find information about available trainings and communication with your Talking is Teaching Action Team about our regional Traverse Bay campaign (Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, and Leelanau Counties).

You can become one of our Trusted Messengers by watching the recording of the training below. If you are from a different county outside of our area, we can help connect you to your regional Talking is Teaching campaign in Michigan.

Trusted Messenger Training 2/18

When finished, complete the survey for the training below to tell us your thoughts and we will get you going in the process of ordering materials. Find the survey here:

Community Partners Acting as Trusted Messengers:

  • Grand Traverse County Health Department
  • Benzie Leelanau Health Department
  • Northwest Michigan Health Department
  • Grand Traverse Children’s Clinic
  • Kids Creek Children’s Clinic
  • Grand Traverse Women’s Clinic
  • Northwest Michigan Health Services
  • Grand Traverse Baby Pantry
  • Traverse Area District Library
  • Oryana
  • Great Lakes Children’s Museum
  • PoWeR Book Bags
  • Born to Read
  • Read to Me
  • Great Start of Traverse Bay
  • 5toONE
  • Norte
  • Traverse City Presbyterian Church
  • Redeemer Lutheran Church
  • Lake Ann United Methodist Church
  • Advent Lutheran Church
  • Interlochen Public Library
  • Grow Benzie
  • Kensington Church of Traverse City

Interested in becoming a Trusted Messenger for Talking is Teaching?

Email Missy Smith (