The panel for our sixth episode includes Martin Harvey-Olson, Gavin Sharkey, Dustin Lampropulos, Delilah Rivera, and Neil Karkhanis.
The topic that they have chosen to discuss is Education.
This is, as always, such a HUGE topic. The panelists’ families, and the panelists themselves, come from diverse educational backgrounds, all have pretty strong opinions on the subject, and they have SO much to discuss.
If you are able to watch live, feel free to ask questions, and our panel will do their best to answer.
The Youth for Episode 6:
Martin Harvey-Olson Martin Harvey-Olson is an unschooled kid who is all about creative expression through music. He has been following his passions for years – cosplay, art, martial arts, gymnastics, but most of all music. He has taught himself to play multiple instruments, and is working on mastering multiple musical styles and genres, although his favorite is Rock/Alternative.
Gavin Sharkey This is Gavin Sharkey. He is 15, lives in Brooklyn, and aspires to be a photographer. He has spent the past two years teaching himself photoshop and photography, and doesn’t intend to stop any time soon.
Dustin Lampropulos Dustin is a 22-year-old self-appointed unschooler and musician. He believes nothing is more important than the unhampered pursuit of truth.
Delilah Rivera Delilah is 12 years old and lives with her unschooling family in New Jersey. She spends her days creating multimedia artwork, learning coding, piano and preparing herself for her dream of becoming a robotics engineer. She has an endless interest in creating things, problem solving, learning languages, and the psychology of body language and persuasion. Her family is filled with animals, but her cat James is the best.
Neil Karkhanis Neil Karkhanis is 14 years old and attends South Jersey Sudbury School, a democratic free school where the students decide how to spend their time. He enjoys discussing politics, education, world events and nutritional science. He has been involved in community theater since the age of six. He spends a few months out of the year living in Tampa, FL and the rest in New Jersey. He’s very excited to have this platform to share views and ideas with others.
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