The panel for our third episode includes Martin Harvey-Olson, Will Maguire, Coltrane Stagg, Neil Karkhanis, Arthur Velwest, Emily Pearce, and Leandros Rivera. This is our largest panel so far, and it should be an amazing conversation!
The topic that they have chosen to discuss is Internet Culture.
This is such a HUGE topic, our panelists have SO much to discuss.
The Youth will discuss the various subcultures that have come into existence since the Internet was created, Viral videos, Memes, YouTubers, Internet gamers, Art, Music, etc. I’m sure the effect that social media has on everyday life will come up, as well as how the Internet has changed the economy, and how we watch TV and movies, and even how we become informed of important world and local events. What effect has the Internet had on recent major world events, such as the 2016 US Election, Brexit, the refugee crisis, and much more. Our panel will discuss all this and more. If you are able to watch live, feel free to ask questions, and our panel will do their best to answer.
The Youth for Episode 3:
Martin Harvey-Olson is an unschooled kid who is all about creative expression through music. He has been following his passions for years – cosplay, art, martial arts, gymnastics, but most of all music. He has taught himself to play multiple instruments, and is working on mastering multiple musical styles and genres, although his favorite is Rock/Alternative.
Will Maguire Will Maguire is a 13 year old who is home educated, and currently resides in U.K. He has traveled to over 50 countries.
Coltrane Stagg is a 13 year old unschooler whose interests include video games, drawing, making music, coding and other geeky stuff. He’s gone all around the USA in an RV, where he and his family lived for an entire year.
Leandros Rivera is 15 years old and he lives in New Jersey with his unschooling family. He has been happily homeschooled since first grade. His main interests lie in playing video games, reading, film making, philosophy, psychology, researching world religions, sketching and current events.
Emily Pearce is 13 years old and has been traveling the world with her nomadic family for the past 8 years, visiting over 30 countries. She is also an accomplished singer and songwriter, plays guitar, piano, and violin, and is currently selling her music on iTunes. Her other interests include art, animation, story writing, snow, and environmental studies.
Neil Karkhanis is 14 years old and attends South Jersey Sudbury School, a democratic free school where the students decide how to spend their time. He enjoys discussing politics, education, world events and nutritional science. He has been involved in community theater since the age of six. He spends a few months out of the year living in Tampa, FL and the rest in New Jersey. He’s very excited to have this platform to share views and ideas with others.
Arthur Velwest is a 20 year old unschooler who has spent much of his life pursuing self taught education. Currently in the childcare field, he would be happy to talk to anyone at any time about unschooling.
Anne Boie, Producer
Anne Boie is an entrepreneur and partner in work, family and play to her husband, David Leahy. She is a dedicated unschooling mother of the four Leahy children, ages 4- 16. Several years ago after the birth of their fourth child, they decided to pursue their dream of leaving rural Texas for a more exciting urban location. After researching several options with the help of their children, they chose Hackettstown, New Jersey, located between New York City and Philadelphia, and moved their warehouse of more than a million Lego bricks, two dogs, three cats, four children, one Nana (David’s mom) and all their belongings halfway across the country. Having previously been active in the Dallas-area unschooling community, Anne next set her sights on the surprising lack of unschooling gatherings in the New York/New Jersey area and decided to fill the need herself. With the help of David, their kids, and a few friends, she created the Life Without Instructions Conference as a means to meet like-minded families for shared learning, fun and community.
Anne was very excited to take on the role of co-producer of the For the Love of Learning show, as a means of exploring ideas about education from people all over the world, and to help create a better world by showing parents that there is another way, they don’t have to blindly follow the crowd when it comes to education and raising happy children.
She is even more excited to take on this new role as lead producer for Youth on Subjects of the World. This amazing group of young people will give you hope for the future of our world.