I love seeing all the ways that the youth can give back to the community and it takes us as parents to teach them to want to give back. It takes us to be an example and help them find opportunities and help them think of others. While the selfie craze shows no sign of abating, Seattle’s youth go against the grain and lean into a different movement – one fueled by Northwest entrepreneurship, philanthropy and acts of selflessness
Amplified at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center, Seattle’s middle and high school youth will gather for a TEEN ACTION FAIR on May 10th (10-2 p.m.) – a youth-led, community celebration that showcases their voice and leadership on local and global issues. Day-of-event highlights will include:
· Volunteer exhibits hosted by organizations and youth groups from around the Puget Sound – from Seattle Globalist to Seattle Parks & Recreation – that are focused on empowering young leaders in their communities. For teens looking to get involved in their community, this is a great event to discover ways to volunteer and make a difference.
· Dynamic youth speakers that will engage in a lighting round/pecha kucha styled speaking series on issues they’re passionate about. For teen Malaya Medrano, it’s bringing joy to homeless children through the gift of a birthday party through Birthday Dreams – a Puget Sound based non-profit that celebrates homeless children and foster children.
Learn more about Teen Action Fair on Facebook at http://on.fb.me/1pnviQs