What degree of importance do we give to teenagers’s dreams ?
In Europe, Fahma, Arnault, Félix, Ena and Maria did not wait to be 18 to be heard. Still teenagers, they’ve already matured into adults. Their dreams of ecology, equality and feminism drove them to change the world in their own way.
As journalists specialised in youth press, we observe every day a part of youth’s vitality. In the face of difficulties, many adolescents would prefer action over passiveness, battle over resignation. We want to show this hope: a fresh outlook, the portrait of a youth open to the world and support the energy of these potential nobel laureates, adults of tomorrow.
Contrary to the perceived wisdom about European youth, its pessimistic and disenchanting state of mind, we travelled for one month to meet these 5 teenagers who are taking actions.
France, England, Germany, Bosnia, Bulgaria : our report will introduce you to The Dream Teen, a team of 5 teenagers who have carried out their projects. We will tell you about the birth of their plan and its maturation, and how these young people have evolved during these adventures. We will transmit their experiences, their convictions, their desire for change, their successes and their doubts.
The charismatic musician
At 16, Arnault decided to convey his passion for rock’n roll to immigrant children in his area. He has created an organization that gives guitar lessons to children from poor families. Since its inception, his organization, Musique pour Tous, has given more than 600 lessons.
Leader of the battle against female genital mutilation
In the United Kingdom, thousands of girls are affected by genital mutilation. At 17, Fahma campaigns against excision.
The tree planter who cleans the planet
When he was a child, Felix discovered that plants absorb CO2 responsible for global warming. He decided with some friends to create an ecological organization to sow trees all around the world.
The ambitious girl who wants to rebuild her country
Ena was born at the end of the Bosnian war (1992-1995). From her childhood she remembers ruins, torn lives and the reconstruction after the conflict. In high school, she organised book and supply collections to help refugee children. Her aim in life: to rebuild her country weakened by war.
The teen who fosters girls’ self esteem
In an uncommon academy, Maria organizes trainings to make Bulgarian teenagers more confident. Her organisation has one goal: to help girls reach their potential as future leaders.
Discover The Dream Teen by following our trip in Europe!
This sketch illustrates the format of our multimedia report. It will consist of texts, sounds, photos, videos and infographics in order to allow a real immersion in the life of our teenagers and allow an enriched meeting with them.
To browse the report the reader will have to scroll down. This way of reading will allow him to follow the narration in a flowing and zen way, to be carried away by the story.
Moreover, we don’t lead this project alone! In their high school, 34 French students work with us : they create some contents and ask questions to our European teenagers….