Augusta, Georgia (WJBF) – Augusta’s first TEDxYouth The event will take place on March 5th at the Georgia Cyber Center.
It is a community-focused event designed to bring together Augusta’s leading thinkers and doers.
“There will be a number of speakers and artists. In between we have lots of activities planned and then refreshments and a space to meet the speakers and volunteers and everyone from the community,” said senior and event organizer Reeya Verma.
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Her goal is to host an event with youth speakers in high school who want to share a new idea.
“I think it’s very important, especially for the younger generation, to be able to spread their ideas because they are tomorrow’s future leaders,” said Sydney Kelly, a high school senior.
“I think it’s very important that we use things outside of ourselves and outside of the classroom, and it’s really just a way to get more involved in the community and really share our ideas in communication, although that’s a big one.” and scary thing is to do,” said high school senior Mckenzie Matthews.
“The theme of this event is Adapt, Unite and Grow, and it’s really just about bringing youth together and spreading new ideas so that all can learn and benefit. I think it’s important because there aren’t many platforms for young people to share their ideas on, so I think this is a really great way to take advantage of this opportunity, and even on a smaller scale, I think it is what’s really important is having these opportunities that might not be available elsewhere,” said high school senior Madison Brueiloy.
The event will feature ten youth speakers, a dance performance, and two faculty speakers. Although the focus of the event is on youth, it is an event that should be attended by people of all ages.
“I think anyone can learn from anyone, and I think that’s a really important skill to have,” Matthews said.
“So we have talks from the sciences to the humanities to the arts to life skills and we plan to have that as an outlet for any speaker or artist to share their ideas,” Verma said.
The future is bright for the youth of Augusta and the TEDxYouth event wants to inspire others for years to come.
“TEDxYouth events tend to be held annually, and I hope our fellow volunteers and younger students from our schools and the surrounding area will look up and try to host a similar event in the future,” Verma said.
Running an event of this magnitude is difficult and the group of seniors are grateful for the help they have received. We left a video with some of the people the ladies wanted to thank for making the event possible.
Tickets for the eventT are limited and can be purchased now.