Tenia Davis, vice president of Human Resources at Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Productions, will be hosting a youth workshop for the Long Beach Poly Alumni Association, at 1pm on Friday, July 23, at Martin Luther King Park, Community Center, 1950 Lemon Ave.
The topic of conversation will be branding and identity strategies for high-school students, since teens are being transformed from passive consumers to active consumers and creators. “It is a wonderful thing when we have guidance, love and respect for our youth,” said Councilman Dee Andrews, whose office is helping to organize the event. “It is workshops like this that give our youth a clear and precise direction towards their future. To provide the support they need to graduate from high school and move on to higher education, sometimes it is prosperous for them to learn about how to get there from someone that has already gone through the motions.”
In the workshop, the students will first define, identify, and consider who they are and what they value most in life, where they want to go and where they actually see themselves going. The students then will explore their answers more in detail and see how they have dealt with the issues of image and identity. As a culminating activity, students respond to the question, “Who am I?”