Last month Music Biz 4-H Club members from Prince George, Va., released a video examining the issue of teen pregnancy and motherhood, and how important it is for students to “Just Wait.” It tells the story of a teenage girl who had baby while still in high school and how that decision impacted her life. The video was completely created by the students, from the script to the music and camerawork.
Taizhe’ Parson, who wrote the script and stars in the video, said she was glad she had the chance to create something with such a positive impact.
“Things like this shouldn’t be taken lightly,” Parson said. “I’m just glad that I could be the one to actually share a story that I could relate to. It wasn’t acting, it was life.”
The project also allowed the students to showcase their musical abilities. All of the music in the video, with the exception of “Jingle Bells,” was composed and performed by the students. Even “Jingle Bells,” was performed and recorded by students participating in the project. Music Biz Club members wrote “Just Wait,” the last song on the video.
The students worked with several people and groups to complete the project, including Virginia Cooperative Extension agents and Virginia 4-H specialist Kathleen Jamison. From start to finish, the video took about seven weeks for the students to complete.
Watch the video here.