The Forum of AgeArts
Get With the Program – An Interactive Story
Summary : An interactive story inspired by the ‘Class Project’ and ‘Testimonial’ series.
Author’s Note : So I originally meant to post this as a more conventional story but then I realized that site has a story sub forum so I thought something more interactive might be interesting to try.
Disclaimer : All characters and situations are wholly fictional. All images are of adults publicly available.
Hello, everyone. My name is Beatrice, I am in grad 5, and I am looking for some advice.
My country just started a new program for students in grade 5 called the Developmental Autonomy Initiative. It is a social studies program that all students will be required to participate in as part of our developmental education.
During the program each student will undergo a procedure called Precocious Hyper Developmental Therapy that will temporarily cause them to become adults. The program is supposed to give students a chance to learn more about adulthood by direct experience.
The program is supported by the government but there are also people who are strongly against is for various reasons. Which is why I am looking for advice.
This year the Program will be tested entirely with volunteers and I received an invitation to participate. But I do not know if I want to do it.
The doctors say that the procedure is very safe and completely temporary. But I am also very nervous since it will be a big change and I am not sure if I am ready for it or will like becoming a woman so soon. Even if it is only for a little while.
There is also money to consider. The government is offering a cash reward for students to participate in the test program. My family is not poor, but we are also not rich, and so I would like to help my parents in this way.
My parents are not sure about the program but they have told me they will support my decision. Which is why I am looking for advice.
I have been researching on the internet but there is not much that can help me because the program is so new. Which is why I finally decided to post here.
I under that this is not a usual request but I could really use the advice. Also you can feel free to ask me questions about the program since you might not be familiar with it.
I hope I can find help.
P.S. I am sorry my writing is not very good.