The fourth annual TEDxYouth@Hewitt will be held on Saturday, November 16th, 2013, for the next TEDxYouth@Hewitt event where we will discover “The Spark!”Part of a global series of events held in honor of Universal Children’s Day (November 20), TEDxYouth@Hewitt invites young people from grades 8-12 to gather for a day of inspiring talks and conversation.
An anchor event for TEDxYouth, the Hewitt conference will stream live to encourage the widest possible audience. Students will have the opportunity to network with one antoher during intervals that will encourage idea sharing through conversation, blogging, tweeting, and play.
Register for the event today!
Why am I speaking at TEDxYouth@Hewitt? See below for my response!
When I first heard statistics like “Girls make up more than half of the world’s 143 million out-of-school youth,” or “One in seven girls in the developing world marries before the age of 15,” I was shocked. How is it that I had the opportunity to receive an education just because of the place I was born? These statistics and this question became ingrained in my mind after hearing Nicholas Kristoff speak at a conference during my sophomore year at Hewitt. Since then, I have made it both my passion and my mission to find ways in which to raise awareness about the issues that girls and women face globally and to mobilize my generation to help find solutions to these problems. Throughout my continued work on this topic, I have learned that it is one thing to find what “ignites” that spark within you, but it is another thing to keep that flame going and to help ignite the flame within others. It is the challenges that I have faced in keeping the spark ignited that have shaped the choices I have made and the direction of my course as I begin my time at college. I am a firm believer in the power of collaboration for change, and there is no better place to experience this than at TEDxYouth@Hewitt! Can’t wait to see you there!