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TEDxRedmond Letter to Sponsors

TEDxRedmond Letter to Sponsors

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Published by Adora Svitak
TEDxRedmond, an inspirational youth conference, is asking for the public's help.
TEDxRedmond, an inspirational youth conference, is asking for the public's help.

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Published by: Adora Svitak on Aug 01, 2011
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TEDxRedmond is a TEDx, or independently organizedTED event (TED is the prestigious non-profit and annualconference in California), created by youth, for youth.TEDxRedmond¶s organizing committee is completelycomprised of teens and tweens, and all of our speakerswill be under 20.Early confirmed speakers include Birke Baehr (twelve-year-old sustainable farming and nutrition activist),whose speech at TEDxNext Generation Ashevillereceived over 350,000 views on YouTube; RobertoGranados (twelve-year-old classical, flamenco, and rockguitarist),who hasplayed ateventsincludingtheDemocratic National Convention; and Talia Leman(founder of RandomKid, which has raised millionsfor charitable causes).Our target audience of students attend completelyfor free, because our goal isn¶t to make money. We evaluate our success based on attendeeresponses, and students of all ages have given us amazing answers to the question ³Why doyou want to attend TEDxRedmond?´
Nine-Year-Old
I went to TedxRedmond last year when I was only 8. I was inspired to write goals for myself.
I learned that just because I'm a kid, doesn't mean I can't do certain things.
So I learned how to surf, even though I was scared,and I am kind and considerate to all kids. I ran an 8 minute mile, and I've been saving my allowance and sponsoring  people on Kiva who work with recycling. I hope I can come again this year and learn what I can't learn in school.
E
leven
I really, really enjoyed TedxRedmond last year.
I loved that everyone there is trying to make the world a better  place. Since last year I have been very busy trying to do the same.
I have been volunteering my time with theRiverview Youth Council, I am the youngest in the group, most of them are in High School and I'm 11. We work onteen suicide prevention, preventing tobacco use, and other healthy choices. I also have been volunteering to servefood at tent city and helping the local women's shelter and sponsoring people on Kiva. But the biggest thing I havebeen working on is anti-bullying. I am working to help create a safe and bully free school. My dream is to be standing on a stage one day at TED talking about how I made a difference and inspiring someone like me to do the same.
 
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elve
L
ike any other kid, I've always known that we weren't given as many chances as others. But especially after watching  Adora's amazing speech,
I was inspired to make a change, and it didn't matter if I was 12 or 21
. So now, after hearing about TEDxRedmond, it would be a dream if I could attend. I have many ideas for the future and more, and I was hoping the speeches from TEDxRedmond could help me form my ideas into something bigger. Ever since I 
The TEDxRedmond Organizing Committee
 

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