On Saturday, November 19, students from all over the world participated in TEDxYouthDay.
It was thrilling to watch The Hewitt School’s (my school) livestream of the event! Our gymnasium was literally transformed into a provocative day of BREAKthroughs. Poets, bloggers, speakers, and several global-minded thinkers shared not only the bright ‘spotlight’, but the moment when they realized what their purpose is in life. <<That is my, Amy’s, interpretation of BREAKthrough.
“TEDxYouth@Hewitt invited young people from grades 8-12 to gather for a day of inspiring talks and conversation. Organized by kids for kids under the leadership of Hewitt’s ACTION club, this year’s conference has the theme of “BREAKthrough” and features speakers in their teens, twenties and beyond who will share their stories of personal epiphany and of breaking through barriers.” My favorite is that the event was organized by students and many more young people were in attendance – ON A SATURDAY!