|Teaching + Media + Alternative Learning + Youth = ?
||[Feb. 12th, 2005|06:29 pm]
The Question Club
This is a bit of an odd question, and a long post, but bear with me.|
I'm currently studying Mass Communications in college - I've always wanted to be in the media/entertainment area. I've done quite a number of media-related stuff - such as webdesiging, some form of Internet PR, newswriting, interviews, radio & tv stuff, etc - and I've enjoyed it immensely. I can see it as being something I'd like to do forever (or at least for a long time).
I thought for a long while that I've always wanted to be a writer. Which is true, to an extent. However, I looked back at my primary school records, and in the section where they ask "what do you want to be when you grow up" (they do this every year), one choice (to my utter surprise) was consistent:
( Some backstory, to give this story a perspectiveCollapse )
What can I do to reconcile my love for the mass media, with this desire to guide and support teens and youths by giving them alternatives and providing various options to whatever they want to do? I'd like to focus on these:
* The Internet as a useful tool for finding options and opportunities
* Utilizing media in some way
* Alternative education
* "Out-of-the-box" learning - student exchanges, internships, shadowing, apprenticeships, volunteering, etc
* Doing projects based on their interests and getting support for it
* Hooking up with people related to their passions and interests to give them guidance (for example, someone interested in journalism can get a mentor from a newspaper, or someone interested in animals can hook up with a vet, etc)
* A break from "science-is-good-arts-is-evil" thinking pervalent here - encouraging interests in various fields
* Guidance on life issues - relationships, stress, health, etc
Any ideas? Is there something I can do? Something I should do first? If I wanted to set something like this up (I have some ideas), who should I contact or what should I do?
All help is truly appreciated. Thanks, and apologies for the sheer length.