School resumes Monday, April 19 and opportunities for in-person instruction will be available for students by educators who wish to instruct in-person, and online for other students. All grades remote learning if not attending in-person.

Founded in 2019, TEDxYouth@Seattle is focused on building a diverse, inclusive, and community minded organization. In the spirit of TED’s Ideas Worth Spreading, TEDxYouth@Seattle is a unique gathering for the Greater Seattle community led by an all-volunteer staff that seeks to create events that are educational, inspiring, and motivational. We are licensed through TED to host our own TEDx events featuring youth (ages 16-23) who will share and express their ideas, talents, and ongoing work towards a better future. This can actively be seen through our mission and vision statement: The mission of TEDxYouth@Seattle is to create events and gatherings that are self-sustaining and enrich our audience, our speakers, our volunteers, and our partners.

An immediate need we’re hoping you can help us with recruiting youth (ages 16-23) and adult (age 24+) volunteers to support our 2021 virtual event, which will feature seven youth speakers presenting their ideas in early summer. You can find a list of the current opportunities here; they range from speaker coach to copy editor to marketing manager and partnership lead. In all, they represent a wide-range of skills, knowledge, and interests! We’re asking for recommendations for students or staff within your school or with peers or others you know who would contribute to and benefit from a volunteer experience where they can stretch their thinking, build new skills, and share their unique talents and perspectives with our youth and adult volunteer team.

We cannot do our work alone; we need community partnerships like you who play a vital role in amplifying the voices of our youth. Our hope is that by being a community partner with TEDxYouth@Seattle, your students and staff can co-create a youth-led community like none other in the greater Seattle area.

We look forward to answering any questions you might have or meeting you to talk about outstanding youth or staff you would like to see explore these volunteer opportunities or to empower them to share their ideas worth spreading on the TEDxYouth@Seattle stage!

Shelli Foster, PMP

Project Manager Lead



4333 Factoria Blvd. SE, Bellevue, WA 98006

Bellevue School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Title IX Coordinator: Jeff Lowell, (425) 456-4010 or; Section 504/ADA Coordinator: Heather Edlund, (425) 456-4156 or; Civil Rights/Nondiscrimination Compliance Coordinator Alexa Allman, (425) 456-4040 or Mailing address for all three: 12111 NE 1st Street, Bellevue, WA 98005.

The Bellevue School District is also committed to providing a safe and civil educational environment that is free from harassment, intimidation or bullying. Report harassment, intimidation or bullying with SafeSchools Alert or at your school. The Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Compliance Officer is Nancy Pham, (425) 456-4040 or