NBPS Youth
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Theme: Empowering Youth For a Global Future

This event occurred on
February 7, 2024
Coconut Creek, Florida
United States

TEDx NBPS Youth is an event focused on global citizenship in today's interconnected world and aims to present young speakers who can inspire individuals to take an active role in addressing global challenges, promoting cross-cultural understanding, and fostering a sense of shared responsibility for the well-being of our youth's future.

NBPS Lakeside Hall
7600 Lyons Rd
Coconut Creek, Florida, 33073
United States
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Aria Rudnick

Aria Rudnick is a 4th grader who is passionate about science, environmental activism, space exploration, and theatre. Aria founded the Global Girls after-school enrichment at NBPS, a club that empowers girls to learn about the United Nations Global Goals through fun activities, which is now in its 2nd year. She spent the last 3 summers attending space camp at Kennedy Space Center, and she hopes to be the first person on Mars someday. She would like to thank Ms. Ortiz, Ms. Jespersen, Mr. DiEgidio, and her parents for all of their support & guidance!

Christopher Evans

I've spoken at the International Conference on Thinking (ICOT), the Sarasota Institute's 21st Century Think Tank, and internationally at the Child's Rights in Action (CRIA) conference in France. I have raised almost $50,000, all of which has gone towards the funding of three clean water wells and three concrete houses in villages in Haiti. I am now working toward funding a sustainable chicken farm.

Inayaa Kazi

I am a high school junior with a passion for human rights advocacy, service, and leadership. This past year, I founded North Broward's UNICEF Club which has allowed me to co-host and help organize the first World Children's Day event where I got to educate and spread awareness about the Sustainable Development Goals and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child to over 1,000 students. Over the summer, I interned with the JAAGO Foundation in my home country of Bangladesh where I researched ways to eliminate child marriage and ensure an effective education system for over 4,500 children across the country under the JAAGO Program to advance their goal of youth empowerment and child welfare. In school, I serve as the treasurer for Rho Kappa (National Social Science Honor Society) and am part of the Model UN team and Mock Trial team.

Layla Kalandjian

As the Vice President and long term member of the school’s Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE) Promise Club, I’ve been able to see firsthand the impact feelings of un-safety have had on my fellow students, both in the North Broward community as well as in other schools. My involvement with the student organization on a local, regional, and national level have given me new perspectives on understanding and open-mindedness and has given me the opportunity to mentor kids of all ages, manufacture student workshops, and identify the resources for individuals to seek help for their own experiences with this particular issue.

Lila Drowos

Lila Drowos is the 13-year-old author of the middle grade fantasy novel Carl’s Side. After self-publishing at the age of 12, she has raised $1,000.00 in donations for the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County through book sales. Since then, she’s been encouraging other kids to read and write by sharing her story. Some of her other accomplishments include receiving 3rd place and honorable mention BookFest Awards for her novel in 2023, receiving 18th place in the 2024 Annual Writer’s Digest Poetry Awards, presenting an author visit in the NBPS Lower School, being a winner of the 2021 Young Writers Peculiar Pets Poetry Contest, receiving third place in the January 2021 Drama Notebook Monologue Contest, being featured on CBS Miami News, and attending the 2022 Miami Book Fair on Writer’s Row. Her goal is to inspire other creative minds and reinforce the message that kids can do anything.

Thach Le Vo

As an international student from Vietnam, I bring a diverse set of skills and experiences to the table. Fluent in both Vietnamese and English, I have a passion for coding, calligraphy, and an active lifestyle that includes swimming, yoga, and badminton. I successfully graduated from a child MC training course and received a scholarship for an advanced MC program, showcasing my adeptness in public speaking and hosting. Beyond academics, I've held pivotal roles as a speaker and presenter at significant school events, displaying my leadership and communication prowess. Additionally, my multifaceted background extends to serving as a tour guide. I am excited to share my thoughts and ideas with others, contributing to a dynamic and engaging community

Ysabel Ortiz

"I'm a highly dedicated, enthusiastic, and motivated educator with 12 years of building professional relationships in public, private, and international schools. I've had the privilege of teaching in the US, Costa Rica, France, and the UK, bringing a global perspective to my work. Holding a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Master's in Communications, I am passionate about empowering our future leaders. Beyond education, I am an avid traveler, deeply appreciating the exploration of different cultures and traditions. I'm also passionate about learning new languages, seeing it as a way to connect with people from different backgrounds. My commitment to fostering global understanding extends beyond the classroom, enriching my personal and professional experiences. "

Zoe Reisman

Created ferric nitrate polymer fertilizer beads that aim to prevent run off.

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