Connecting Third Culture Kids in Shanghai
Third Culture Kids, also known as TCL, is a term invented by sociologist Ruth Hill Useem in the 1960s. It refers to someone who, as a child, has spent a significant period of time in one or more culture(s) other than his or her own, thus integrating elements of those cultures and their own birth culture, into a third culture. Since 1990s, the expat community in Shanghai bloomed and continue to grow, thus leading to development of international schools to accommodate kids from overseas. Moving around with their parents, leaving friends behind is never an easy task, especially for teenagers. SmallTalk’s mission statement is to connect schools through sports, school plays, dances amongst other events that go on--keeping current students involved as well as the new informed.
Vision Statement: "Connect people. Build relationships. Establish circles."
Hope to be funded by established magazine Shanghai Talk, SmallTalk will compliment their existing market while bringing in new customers. The magazine will outsource its material and labor from students themselves, giving them a chance to explore their skills and further lowering costs.