Presentation on theme: "The Culture of The Millennial Generation"— Presentation transcript:
1 The Culture of The Millennial Generation Building BridgesThe Culture of The Millennial GenerationBy: Jennifer A. McKnightCourse FCE 892CY
2 Their Evolution Born in or after 1982 Born to the parents of Generation XResemble Generation G.I (born ; current age 76-99)G.I Generation are millennia's Great GrandparentsNeil Howe & William Strauss; Millennials RisingThe Next Great Generation
3 Some of the Influences on Youth Culture HistoryMoviesClothesMusicPrevious generationsTechnologyVarious forms of media
4 Youth Culture HAS Helped Define The Youth of Today They are a generation of people who have:OptimismAuthenticityMorality/SpiritualityActivismSelf RelianceCreativityAbility to connect with People
5 What Are They Made Of ? The Search Institute: Percentage of Students That Have 50% of Each Asset. Positive View of Personal Future 72%Family Support 68%Integrity 66%Honesty 64%Achievement Motivation 63%Positive Peer Influence 63%Responsibility 60%Sense of Purpose 58%Youth Programs 58%Religious Community 55%School Engagement 55%Safety 54%Bonding to School 52%Self-Esteem 50%Service to Others 50%Time at Home 50%Search Institute
6 This is a Generation That is…. SpecialSheltered: focus of most sweeping safety movement in historyConfidentTeam-orientedAchievingPressuredConventionalDiverse in ethnicityMuch more homogenous than prior generationsNeil Howe & William Strauss; Millennials RisingThe Next Great GenerationJennifer’s Perception of Youth Today!
7 How Youth Would Benefit From Involvement & Engagement: Perceived increases in assets of youth Sense of Being Valued by Community/ConnectedSense of Being Important = a ResourceAdult Role ModelsFamily CommunicationPlanning and Decision MakingHigh ExpectationsOther Adult RelationshipsCultural CompetenceCaringInterpersonal CompetencePersonal PowerReduce Idle Time at Home
8 The Positive Side of Youth Culture Dress: Provides a way for people to feel as though they fit in: “Stylistically Fresh”DiversityAn alternative to self expressionCan provide an opportunity to promote open disclosure between youth and adults=CONNECTINGOther forms of MediaMovies=Can have positive messages(i.e.: 8 Mile=NEVER GIVE UP ON YOUR DREAMS OR SELF)Advertisements= Positive messages, i.e.: anti-drug commercials/anti violenceMusic: Promotes self expression of emotions, life and experiencesAlternative outlet for emotionsCan provide insight into factors oflife that those less fortunate mustlive with and cope with=empathyCan Provide an opportunity to promote open disclosure between youth and adultsA learning modalityA tool to connect with youthRelaxation method
9 Continued Technology: Peers: Prepares them for real life work force and societyEnhances exposure to cultures an understanding and acceptance of the sameA path that provides many opportunities to connect with peopleInsight into cultural values, attitudes, gender roles, rules, knowledge, ritualsA resource for furthering their educationPeers:One of the strongest influences in their livesContrary to popular belief NOT always negative. 63% report positive peer influence (Search Institute)A vehicle to draw support and=BUY THEM IN
10 Using Music as a Tool Use their music and dissect the lyrics with them Have them finds ways to change the lyrics to say the same thing. Discuss: has the intensity been lost or the meaning?Have them find a song that correlates with a poemHave them find a song that describes their lifeHave them make a display, poster or showcase about a life issue from a song, including where to find local help if neededUse their music and dissect the lyrics with themHave them write an essay on the lyrics of their favorite songUse a song to generate a discussion on a certain topicDiscuss popular artists and their images
11 Using Fashion as a ToolShow a movie, focusing on clothing and discuss their opinionsShow pictures of people, discuss the saying: Don’t judge a book by it’s coverShow pictures of fashion in the past & present, discussShow styles/trends of the past; discuss the controversy then and reasons, do the same for current timesDiscuss “Image” ways to achieve, their desired image, the image they perceive they have an why
12 Using Technology As a Tool Discuss their perceptions of the pros/cons of the internet & other vicesLet them research youth issues on the internetDiscuss with them how technology has impacted their generationDo a project regarding YOUTH using video cameras, digital cameras or other vicesIf you have access to distance learning lab, connect with other states/countries and have a youth connection with another group of youth to discuss various topics and gain cultural understanding
13 Youth Culture Is A Part Of Who Kids Are, Use THEIR CULTURE andASSETS AsA Tempelate!