The Old Redmond Fire House Teen Center is a place for kids and teens to hang out after a long day at school. When Dan Stein comes to the center on Thursdays afternoons, he hangs out with the teens. They have a lot of things to do, such as flag football, ping pong, air hockey, and sometimes even organizing a quidditch match. Once 5:00 rolls around, Stein moves to the Fire House’s recording studio to help record teen artists, mix their recordings, and edit them. During his time here, Stein went from not having a clue on how to work a sound board to being able to record and do basic mixes and edits on his own. In addition to learning more about careers in music, Stein has learned a lot from the staff members about how to work with teens in order to get them involved in the community.
The Fire House is host to a variety of events that brings teens in from around the community. For example in (April 2014) the fire house hosted events such as Entering the “Guinness Book of World Records”, “(old) Kayne vs. (new) Kayne: A debate”, “Dance Central Competition” as well as an “Open Mic Night”. Being able to witness the planning of these events has taught Stein about community outreach and how to gain public involvement within a company.
For his final project, Stein plans on recording himself playing on guitar and editing it. He may also choose to play a song at one of the center’s performance nights.
Internship Mentor: Leandra Shelton
Site: Old Redmond Fire House
BP Advisor: Lance Haag