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