Support the Arts in Schools & Communities The Metaverse is Coming
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and music appreciation
is in the ear of the listener. The Arts play a key role in developing
talents, abilities, skills and providing a canvas for youth, teens, and
young adults to display their talents that enhance the world.
That canvas can lead to a vision for future careers if students are
supported to see beyond stereotypes, cultural misrepresentations,
and perceived impostor syndromes.
Aida Correa-Jackson, Artist, Florist and Arts Educator provided
a “Career Vision Board” workshop at Charger Charter School with
6th, 7th and 8th grade students.
The workshop arranged by Lakisha Josey GEAR UP Program
Manager, is used to mentor, inspire, and encourage students in
selected middle schools over the next 7 years to support students
to graduate from high school.
Using the Arts as a tool and platform to see a “vision” of successful
careers later in life, the students designed a vision of growth and
success. As Mrs. Jackson states, “seeing their future careers is
powerful and can be life changing.
It is important that youth see themselves doing their careers so
they can prepare now for the future.”
Mrs. Jackson is a recognized and respected educator and artist
in Jacksonville, has had her works displayed in the Ritz Theater,
Readers Theater Plays as an actor and speaker at community
conferences and summits. She is an advocate for youth and teens
learning about Web 3.0 and the Metaverse as artists to be
digital business owners and entrepreneurs later in life. The vision
board can lead to youth, teens, and young adults to see their
greatness, their creativity and embrace their innovation in the
new digital world of NFTs and Metaverse technologies.
Cultures globally are based on foundations of music, arts, dance,
visual and auditory expressions. These dynamic patois (languages)
are not just words, although spoken word and poetry are included
in the Arts, the rich dialects of musical didactics. Sharing the visions
of life and living, students were trained on seeing with the Arts how
their world is changing.
If a society does not support the Arts it may lose its SOUL, that
passion that lays within and the embracing of unity and community.
People cannot grow nor express their feelings without the Arts.
Several students during the event stated, “this is so cool, I get to
be creative and expressive.”
The goal is to open their eyes, open their minds and open
their ears to embrace their future potentials.