Breathe California- Thumbs Up! Thumbs Down! Research Project


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


909 12th StreetSacramento, CA 95814


We are looking for students ages 14-22 who like watching movies and have a passion for tobacco prevention.

Become a Thumbs Up! Thumbs Down! Movie Reviewer while we still have spots available. Reviewers receive training, attend one monthly meeting and get to see at least one movie a month for FREE, while earning community service hours.


  • Be between the ages of 14-22
  • Attend one initial, 1 ½-2 hour training session
  • Provide own transportation to and from TUTD meetings (usually held on the 2 nd Monday of each month 4pm-5pm at Breathe’s downtown Sacramento office)
  • Have access to an email account
  • Represent the organization as a non-smoker


Carry out an analysis of tobacco depiction in movies

  • Review movies for tobacco content and perceptions using the TUTD methodology
  • Attend and participate in monthly meetings held year round
  • Neatly complete review sheets and provide movie summary by target date given
  • Promptly communicate with staff as necessary
  • Recruit friends and family members to participate in TUTD


Raise the level of awareness of young people about tobacco use and inoculate against pro-tobacco messages found in the media

  • Participate in the ceremony at the annual Hackademy Awards
  • Share information learned through TUTD with friends and family
  • When able, present TUTD information to other organizations and groups
  • Serve as spokespersons for TUTD and the organization (after receiving special training from communications staff)
  • Earn community service hours
  • Earn letters of recommendation for scholarships and college admission

Our next reviewer training is on August 6th, 10am-noon, at our office located at 909 12th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. Applications can be downloaded at

For more information about this project or the training, contact Renata at (916) 444-5900 ext. 218 or email


  • Youth Services
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4-10 hrs/month
  • Be between the ages of 14-22. Attend one initial, 1 ½-2 hour training session.
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