TEDxYouth@AnnArbor on Saturday is about the “power of youth”


Skyline students Isaac Mangold and Mateo Marchan talk about TEDx, which provides a platform for the youth voice in Ann Arbor.

“TEDx is run by and for youth voice,” said Mangold. “It’s student led and gives students the opportunity to present themselves in the tech format. If anyone has an idea they want to share they present it and we are in the process of holding auditions right now. We strongly believe in the power of youth, because the youth are the future.”

The group allows students the opportunity to both share and receive new information, expand mental horizons by engaging in discussion and hear the ideas of youth, regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, disability or age.

TEDxYouth@AnnArbor will have its annual conference on March 17 at Skyline High School.

Mangold, a senior at Skyline, is really into art and was a member of the design committee last year.

“This year I am the head of that committee and have had a lot of opportunities to collaborate with my peers,” he said. “We get to talk about and share creative ideas for this event.”

To find out more or get involved with TEDxYouth@AnnArbor, email duvall@a2schools.org.

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