The purpose of TEDxKids@ElCajon is to help develop and amplify student voices. We empower our youth by creating space for them to share their ideas, bringing awareness to their experiences, and advocating their perspectives. Listening to our youth creates understanding, builds deeper relationships and opens the hearts and minds of our community.
TEDxKids@ElCajon is an annual non-profit, independently organized, TEDxYouth event. Children ages five through eighteen from our community have shared their personal journeys, captivating stories, and ideas that inspire an audience of all ages.
TED is a nonprofit organization that is devoted to spreading ideas. It began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. It is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. It is built on the belief in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.
TEDx, x = independently organized event in the spirit of ideas worth spreading, is a program of local, self‐organized events that bring people together to share a TED‐like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.
For more on TED, please see TED.com