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Introducing…Connecting With My Future!

Introducing…Connecting With My Future!

There are so many kids who are truly passionate about becoming a musician, dancer, actor, or artist, but have no mentors or ways to move forward. There is such a gap between what young people know about careers in the arts, and the current reality. That is why I wanted to find a way to connect aspiring young artists with working professionals with successful careers. Why? Because most young people (and some adults) equate successful careers with becoming a doctor, lawyer or accountant, but very few see the possibility or have the know-how to obtain a career in the arts.

Having an inside perspective gives children a unique look at these careers that often seem unattainable and out of reach. Children, just like professional artists, have creativity in them that just needs to be shared with the world. Children, too, yearn to tell stories that will move audiences, perform music that will enlighten the soul and create art that will bring joy into the lives of others. But often their dreams of having a professional career in the arts are dampered by the adults around them who tell them it is not realistic and they should get a “real job”. Teaming the younger generation up with professionals in the arts will show them the path they need to take, and the tools they need to turn their dreams into reality.

This is why I have created Connecting With My Future, an interview series featuring discussions between successful musicians, actors, dancers, artists, and behind the scenes people, and children who are aspiring to achieve similar goals. Kids ask their burning questions and professionals tell their compelling stories about their journey to success. It is my hope that this series will inspire young people who have a passion for the arts to pursue artistic careers and realize, that with hard work and dedication, it is possible.

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4 Comments
  1. Lisa, I think you have started something extraordinary. It is one thing to have an idea, but to put it into practice, and have children tell their and the stories of their lives, and how they interact with their their future worlds is quite another. Accomplishment and self esteem build powerful people, with hearts usually in the right place – and it is only through this that we build a better world. Children have a clarity about life that if we don’t capture at the time, something dies, and we cannot afford that.
    Everything we learn about life is really from stories. Children’s interaction with the characters of stories, helps them emulate heroes, learn to be joyful, give words to sadness, and develop lives of substance, so that they leave substance in the wake of their creativity. Children see clearly that the world is often not fair, but through stories, they develop ways by which they can cope, in healthy ways with what life throws them. As we see our world in turmoil, these expressions are becoming the most pressing link by which children can find the meaning of their lives – You have my love and admiration for what you are doing.As always, Love DEB

  2. Lisa this is very exciting. Having a child who is passionate about the arts, I was so happy to read about this. How can kids get involved in this amazing opportunity?

    • Thanks for you interest Gena! Please send me a message through the Contact page with your email address and I would be happy to chat about how others can become involved.

  3. Usually I do not read article on blogs, however I would like to say that this write-up very pressured
    me to try and do so! Your writing taste has been amazed me.
    Thank you, very nice post.

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