Build a sense of community among your participants – have them create a custom website portfolio to showcase their musical projects, accomplishments, and dreams!
Basically everyone has a Gmail account – Google Sites is an easy way for youth participants to highlight their individuality, personal brand, musical creativity and personal accomplishments. Participants customize a template and fill it with content that is all about them.
Build sense of community
Helps create a team environment when you can’t gather in person
Participants can visit each other’s pages, give feedback and advice
Or have participants present drafts on ZOOM screen share
Motivation and sense of accomplishment
Keeping participants motivated without an end goal is difficult (especially when they’re not attending in-person programming)
Uploading a final project to their website portfolio help participants stay on task
They’ll always have the website portfolio
Prepares participants for “real-world” situations like applying for jobs or college applications
Virtually showcase their creativity
Have participants Sign-in (or sign-up) to their Gmail account (personal or school)