In honor of Universal Children's Day, passionate South Florida youth will present "Ideas Worth Spreading" at TEDxYouth@Miami, a local TEDx Youth Day celebration. It's a speaker's forum... but wait!! It's not some boring stage presentation. Instead, passionate local youth, ages 10-23, hand-selected from public and private schools and universities, will share their own personal stories of resolve, struggle and ultimately inspiration. Amazing stories and performances include:
- • A resilient 18-year-old Spoken Word artist whose foster care upbringing inspires her to remind us that life, with all the challenges it may bring, is a precious gift.
- • An 11-year-old's life with autism brings many blessings, both to him and those who come to know him. His obstacles are embraced like friends, empowering him to teach first-hand how such challenges can shape a person's contributions to society.
- • South Florida is taking a page from a volunteer orchestra training program in Venezuela that teaches about 350,000 poor children music skills, which alter lives and inspire hope. Hearing Miami Music Project's first "El Sistema-inspired" music program is to understand how the education and practice of classical music can bring about social change.
- • Young tap dancers from Thomas Armour Youth Ballet show how crucial life skills can be achieved through the simple, repetitive practice of the signature tap shuffle.
We would like thank the following sponsors for their support: