Langley youths host talks

TEDxYouth Langley is this Friday at the Kwantlen Longhouse.

Ella Jimenez is not only going to her first TEDxYouth Langley lecture Friday but is helping behind the scenes of the youth empowerment speech series.

The 16-year-old student at D.W. Poppy Secondary said being involved in the event has helped her improve her leadership skills.

She’s wanting to spread the word to Langley youth that they can attend the local talk Oct. 21 in Fort Langley.

“TEDTalks have speakers from our community talk about motivational topics,” she said. “They are generally based on youth empowerment.”

Jimenez said students interested in attending should talk to their school office for tickets and to find out if there’s any group transportation arranged. The event is not open to the public and there are limited spots available so students must make arrangements in advance.

Admission is $15 per person. Attendance is open to those 13 to 18. This TEDTalk is at the Kwantlen Longhouse, 23690 Gabriel Lane in Fort Langley and runs 9 a.m. to noon.

TEDx events are locally organized. TEDTalks provide an organizational platform that locals can use to create their events. In the past, local teachers and others have hosted TEDTalks.


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