King of the Teens
A Peacemaking Project by Max R.
What is the injustice we are solving?
Teenagers are often thrown under a negative umbrella, one that portrays the entire age group as ungrateful, self absorbed, and immature. However, there are so many of us who are working to better our communities and be changemakers, whether that be through business, charity, music, etc. Teenagers need a forum to share how they are going against the grain and showcase teenagers that are making an impact.
Our Compassionate Solution:
To solve this injustice of both the underutilization of youth leaders and the undermining of youth changemakers
we will address the need for a mature and accessible forum for teens to share their stories of impact
by creating a podcast that empowers teenagers to go against the grain and make a difference in their communities
Our Project Plan:
- Share the stories of teen changemakers with the world
- Create a tangible, sharable, and mature product
- Empower youth to impact their communities
We will increase my / our compassion by...
sharing the stories of a variety of youth changemakers that are making an impact in their communities and changing the way we view teens as a society.
How will you show courage?
I will show courage by putting myself out there and pressuring myself to challenge the status quo. I am excited to work in an area of expertise I have never explored in depth before and put myself in uncomfortable positions.
How will you collaborate with others?
By default, this is not a project that I can make myself. Through working with people across disciplines I will be able to get insight from people of different people and different backgrounds. I have also been reaching out to people currently in the industry to gain a greater understanding of the medium I am venturing into.
How will you know you are moving in the right direction? (What are specific ways you can measure your impact?)
Peer review! I am not planning release any episodes until I finish my season completely, which gives me ample amount of time to work out kinks and make sure that I am creating the best product possible.
- Highlight teen changemakers to be featured in episodes
- Create episode schedule
- Interview teens/record voiceover/edit and finish episodes
- Begin releasing episodes in Q2 2018