Hewitt juniors Alex W. and Caroline H., along with Dean of Teaching and Learning Maureen Burgess, were interviewed live on the set of WCBS TV early Saturday morning about Saturday’s TEDxYouth@Hewitt conference. The two students were part of the curatorial team that planned the event, which featured an array of speakers who shared their stories of how they pursued their dreams and had an impact on our world. Watch the news clip here:
Part of a global series of events, TEDxYouth@Hewitt invited young people from grades 8-12 to gather for a day of inspiring talks and conversation. Organized by students for students under the leadership of Hewitt’s ACTION club, this year’s conference had the theme of “Dream Big…Then Do Something: The Power of One/The Power of All.”
The event was hosted by Max Reuben, an actor, director, playwright, and founding member of a Brooklyn-based theater company dedicated to the creation of original work. Speakers ranged from “Urban Word” slam poets to Emma Axelrod (a high school junior who led the charge to petition for the first female presidential debate moderator in 20 years), Tyree “TOPDOLLAR” Dumas (the CEO and Founder of DOLLARBOYZ, a youth-led movement that uses performing arts and entrepreneurship to inspire hard to reach youth), and Kate Brodock (CMO of Girls in Tech, a global organization for the engagement, education and empowerment of women in technology and entrepreneurship).
The livestream video of TEDxYouth@Hewitt soon will be available at http://www.tedxyouthathewitt.org.