With Covid-19 many people turned to their devices for connection and entertainment. Peop;e today spend between 4-7 hours a day or up to 50 hours not related to school/work on a device. This has increased since Covid-19. During the pandemic many small businesses and organizations lost business and participants. Because of this, I decided to host Unplugged Fest.
My name is Alexis, I am 14 years old and I am the former Junior Miss Lake Zurich Area 2019 and 2020, Junior Miss Illinois Earth 2021 and Junior Miss Shining Star 2021-2022. My passion is to fight device dependency and help people to unplug from technology and connect with each other through activities in my community. I want to help my community get unplugged from their devices, get reconnected with one another, and help local businesses increase their customers and participants. In addition I would like to empower kids like to me do big things even though they are young. They can do it!
In 2020 the Village of Lake Zurich Board of Trustees approved my idea and gave me to go ahead for Unplugged Fest 2021 and approved it again for 2023. In 2022 rain caused us to move Unplugged Fest indoors to our generous sponsor the Foglia YMCA.