Focus on Tomorrow is proud to announce a new program offered to high school students. Beginning in Chicago, but possibly expanding to other cities, Focus on Tomorrow is organizing an internship program where accepted students will develop a 23 minute web show. Working alongside television industry professionals, students will act as producers and correspondents for a magazine format show that discusses hot spots in their city, the latest in tech gadgets and local events among an array of other topics. Program interns will experience firsthand the enjoyment and demand the media industry offers. Most importantly, this program will help students begin to compile a professional portfolio of work that will help them excel throughout their academic careers and, eventually, compete within the workforce.
The 12 interns selected to participate may serve open ended sessions, while they are enrolled in high school, with a minimum commitment of three months. The duration of the weekly production sessions will be completed within five to ten hours. Interns will enjoy taping program segments on location throughout their city and in studio at MetroSpace Media in Chicago’s West Loop.
Focus on Tomorrow intends to continue its commitment to help high school students develop professional skills early so that they may reach their maximum potential. Since education is at the core of the organization’s mission student service within the program is contingent on the student’s ability to continue to perform well academically. Participation within the program may cease if Focus on Tomorrow officials and school faculty/academic advisors agree the program is interfering with the student’s academic performance.
This is a chance for high school students to develop professional skills while taking part in a fun program. Stay tuned for more details on the development of this program and a new website, which will showcase webisodes of Hi Frequency.