The seven days after Christmas, or the week between Christmas and New Years day is amongst the most laid-back week of the year. After all, most Americans work a 40-hour work week and if they’re lucky only get one week of paid vacation annually.
It’s a time when adults get a break from the rat race and school-age children usually get a week off too. Perfect time you say for a family vacation? For some that might be the case, but what will the other parents do? Parents without a spouse or close relatives who can assist with child-care, must rely on alternatives, which are limited this time of year.
Rising Stars, (creatively spelled Rizing Starz) is an entertainment industry conference especially for talented kids and their families. In it’s second annual bootcamp in Charlotte, and the students are not asleep at all. In fact, they are already into day #2, going from 9am to 5pm with a packed schedule, and no one was ready to go home at quitting time.
In two days, enrolled students have already taken over BoJangles to sing original music, gone into a professional sound recording studio and have actually sang on tracks, recorded video footage in front of a green screen, has had three different photographers shooting still shots of all the action, created 3 different audio books, visited Levine Museum of the New South to learn about African American history, hosted lunch at Fox & Hound, sought after for radio 2 radio interviews, and would you believe all this in two days?
As part of the conference, students get some motivation from local entrepreneurs and entertainment industry professionals. In the past two days, Rising Stars students have heard from 5 professional speakers thus far through the moring breakfast lecture series. Verdell Rice, a music producer and engineer spoke taught students how to take the bitter with the sweet, while Carlos Gladde explored the power of your decision(s).
With only two-days left, these little stars that could are requesting the rest of Charlotte to become people involved in motivating our students higher (PIMOSH). They are requesting help in one or more of the following ways: (1) purchase an ad in program booklet; (2) provide lunch for a group of 25; (3). Provide promotional items to give-away, award and/or raffle; (4) Become a program sponsor or 2012 advertiser. For more information contact email@example.com.
Students are benefiting greatly during a time when everyone else is asleep. Students range in age from 4 to 15 with 16 and up recruited for community service, volunteerism, or internship. There are only two days left to the bootcamp, but it’s not too late to get your children involved.
For more information, contact People involved in motivating our students higher (PIMOSH) Nework at 704-208-4594 or visit www.pimosh.com.