The Dear Me Project at Science Leadership Academy is a letter that graduating seniors or teachers, would write to themselves. This letter consists advices, anything they'd say to their younger selves, positive reminders or encouragement. This project is about self-reflecting and being able to let the younger/future students of SLA feel more understood about their life at the moment. At some point in every teenager's years of high school, they will going through internal/external conflicts. This blog publishes letters from the seniors who will be graduating. I was inspired by doing this when 2-3 months ago, I was on Youtube and I saw #DearMe videos by famous Youtube celebrities. This was similar to my capstone but instead their letters to their younger selves were said in video form instead of actual written letter forms. I completely dropped my original plan of my capstone and started this project instead. This connects in our community because I believe that when I graduate, another student of SLA can be in charge of this blog and continue to keep it going. I made a very simple google form and shared links on my social media and I also sent/emailed it to seniors of my grade and a few teachers. May these letters bring you motivation, positive energy, good advice and self-reflection.
LINK TO CAPSTONE:
"#DearMe Opening up + Advice to My Younger Self." YouTube. AprilAthena7, n.d. Web. 22 May 2015.
This source helps me because this is the first thing that inspired me to do this capstone. I have watched AprilAthena7 because I like her beauty advices and I love watching her vlogs. I stumbled upon this as one of her new videos and I was instantly inspired by the concept of the hashtag Dear Me.
"#DearMe: Don't Be Afraid Of Being Different." YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 22 May 2015.
This source helps me because this is another one very popular videos when you search up #DearMe on Youtube’s search bar. Her video is also very inspiring and I think people leave with something when they finish listening to her advices.
"#DearMe: YouTube's New Campaign Empowers Young Women." NY Daily News. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 May 2015.
This source helps me because it is an article that sums up what the #DearMe campaign on Youtube is all about. It just generalizes why it is important and the popular Dear Me Videos that people can view to get the feel of this campaign and maybe become inspired by it.
"Naikan: The Importance of Self-reflection." -- The ToDo Institute. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 May 2015.
This source helps me because I was researching why self reflection is important for everyone and I just found this article very interesting and it was one of the top articles that popped up when I searched on Google.
"Advice to My Younger Self." Huffingtonpost.com. N.p., n.d. Web.
This source helps me because it leads me to other sources about any article on Huffington that relates/tags to advice to my younger self. This helped me a lot because it lead me onto reading many other articles that I can use as resources.
"Famous Women Give Advice to Their Younger Selves, and It's Beautiful."RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 May 2015.
This source helps me because it is another article that sums up about the Dear Me campaign.
"#DearMe - What Advice Would You Give Your Younger Self?" YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 22 May 2015.
This source helps me because it’s a Youtube Spotlight video and it has a bunch of clips from popular #DearMe Videos on youtube.
"YouTube Dear Me Campaign Empowering Girls." YouTube Dear Me Campaign Empowering Girls. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 May 2015.
This source helps me because it’s an article about how the Youtube #DearMe campaign’s main audience is young women.
"Seattle Seniors Take Part in 'Dear Me' Campaign - Seattle." Seattle. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 May 2015.
This source helps me because it is about how a group of seniors in Seattle recreated this campaign in their community just like how I am doing this at SLA.
"YouTube #DearMe Campaign Reaches Out To Young Women For International Women's Day." Tech Times RSS. N.p., 07 Mar. 2015. Web. 22 May 2015.
This source helps me because it informed me about how Dear Me campaign started off for International Women’s Day.