Celebrity Educational Activism: Spotlight on Clay Aiken is an excellent article that gives the reader a look at the “real” Clay Aiken. Posted on February 19, 2009, the article got lost in the many blogs speculating the demise of Clay Aiken’s music career.
The author, Dr. Karen Steinberg, is a writer and psychologist with a long-standing interest in education. She wanted her readers to understand the importance of the generosity and activism of celebrities and how they can effect change, especially in the world of education.
Her article reviewed Clay’s history in both the field of education and philanthropy.
Dr Steinberg wrote; “Many celebrities, however, include education in their philanthropic activism. A relatively recent newcomer to this arena is former American Idol singer Clay Aiken, who has been unusually active in furthering educational missions. As he explains on his website, ‘My music career has allowed me to do the same thing I was doing before-work with kids. It has just given me a bigger stage, so I can enact change on a grander scale.'”
Positive articles about Clay Aiken are important. Please take a moment and click on the link to Dr. Steinberg’s article. I would imagine she would love to hear a positive comment about her article.