SHC is pleased to announce the inaugural TEDxYouth@SHC event taking place on January 17, 2015. This event, created by and for the young people of San Francisco, invites local youth to apply to participate as speakers or attendees. TED, an organization dedicated to spreading good ideas through short, powerful talks, created TEDx to give local communities the opportunity to host TED-inspired events. TEDx events take place all over the globe and feature talks on a range of topics that spark community connection and meaningful conversation. TEDxYouth@SHC brings together San Francisco youth through an entirely student-run event. “Students will design the set and website, gather sponsors, coordinate sound and lighting, write the speeches and get the word out,” says event student-leader Rebecca Harvey ’15. The event celebrates the voices of San Francisco youth, a community whose experience and leadership will define the future of the City. As SHC instructor and TEDxYouth@SHC moderator Dr. Ramsey Musallam shares, “No one over the age of 19 is allowed onstage.” “We’re working together to come up with the best ideas to make this event as memorable as possible. The agenda is to find the best student speakers we can, to tell their stories and represent the San Francisco community,” says Rebecca. To ensure the most meaningful experience for both the speakers and the audience, TEDx requires attendees to complete an online application. The application deadline for both youth speakers and attendees is November 1. For a sample of inspiring TEDxYouth talks, click here.

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