* what the story is about
* who you’re planning to interview
* what angle you’re planning to take
* what’s the ‘hook’ – that is, why is this story newsworthy?
The story I will be writing about is SWITCH, a community non-for profit organisation. Part of the COM4Unity program, the name is a metaphor for turning on the light in the participants’ lives. COM4Unity stands for ‘connecting out minds for unity’ and is comprised of employees and volunteers from local organisations, businesses, youth services, local police, Westpoint Blacktown and Blacktown council. It provides a range of activities and links to local service providers and support mechanisms. SWITCH involves choreographed dance and various musical items and has been in existence for just over a year. Their motto is BEACON (Be Encourage Achieve Change and Over Come Negativity) and the way they are helping troubled teens is through dance.
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Alyssa has worked in hospitality for the last four and a half years and is currently studying journalism at Petersham TAFE.
Alyssa was born October 29th, 1993. She has managed to keep a stable job since the age of fourteen in the hospitality industry. As well as that, as her second job, she dresses up in character suits and/or chaperones them, she has also ran craft stalls. This as a second job has deemed to be an interesting way to earn some extra money.