With Covid-19 many people have turned to their devices for connection and entertainment. Kids 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 12 years old and I am Junior Miss Lake Zurich Area. My platform is unplugging people from technology and connecting with each other through activities in my community. I want to help my community get unplugged from their devices, get reconnected with each one another, and to 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.