With celebrities holding massive sway over the hearts, minds, and actions of the populace, and with each new celebrity wanting to espouse some lofty or trendy cause; it would seem worthwhile for an enterprising university to set up a certificate program or a series of seminars or panel discussions to educate and prepare these often-times young and inexperienced individuals for the twists and turns of their highly-public lives.
The curriculum could cover such topics as: philanthropy, business basics, world & social issues, leadership, personal finance; not to mention other practical subjects that would undoubtedly benefit this contingent of people under society's microscope - subjects like: dealing with the press, family management, etc… things to holistically improve the lives of celebrities and help them be better stewards of their influential positions.
It could also be a networking and mentoring opportunity for younger and older celebrities to meet. The courses would be in a safe and secure location inaccessible to the paparazzi and be taught by world-class expert faculty.
CATEGORY: Social / Society
IDEATION: September 3, 2006.