Speakers and Performers @ TEDxYouth@SanDiego 2019


The decisions that each of us make determines the trajectory that our life will take, and collectively, our decisions will determine the trajectory of our society.

Stephanie Lee at TEDxYouth@SanDiegoStephanie Lee

It’s important to change how we tackle bullying as soon as possible. We need to watch out for those who are likely experiencing harassment and develop a sense of community. The problem starts and ends with us, and it’s time that it ends.

Luis Ramirez at TEDxYouth@SanDiego 2019Luis Ramirez

If we had greater ethnical diversity in STEM, there will be a change in the social narrative that has historically omitted people of different backgrounds from technical careers toward a more accessible pathway for all.

Ava Marie Bunn at TEDxYouth@SanDiego 2019Ava Marie Bunn

Chasing your big dream can make other people uncomfortable, and it can inspire others to chase their own. So pay attention to what makes you naturally curious. Find out what you love about what you love. The journey may take you somewhere you wouldn’t expect.

Tatiana Howell and Endiya Griffin at TEDxYouth@SanDiego 2019Tatiana Howell
Endiya Griffin

It’s time to make genuine attempts to understand and appreciate the identities of those around us. We must be able to see the value in, yet be able to look beyond the ways different people speak or act or dress for the betterment of our society.

Emily Bobryk-Ozaki at TEDxYouth@SanDiegoEmily Bobryk-Ozaki

There are so many choices flying at us all at once, and these constant choices turn into conscious choices. Everything is being labeled as a “once in a lifetime opportunity” and something we simply can’t miss out on. But if everything is like that, how do we know which ones to choose? How do we control our life so it’s manageable?

Rosalie Stovell at TEDxYouth@SanDiego 2019Rosalie Stovell

You may be feeling confused about what you want to do in life. Where to go to college. What career to pursue. Maybe you’re confused on what you want to do tomorrow. But that’s okay, because that’s a part of life. The point is, it’s okay to not know what you want to do, as long as you know who you truly are.

Myron Benn at TEDxYouth@SanDiego 2019Myron Benn

When it comes to fashion, we hold all the cards, so it’s up to us to demand that the brands we wear are providing their workers a safe, ethical working environment, and ensure that they’re regulating their waste appropriately. We need to stop assigning blame elsewhere and take responsibility for our own shopping habits.

Seham Nuur at TEDxYouth@SanDiego 2019Seham Nuur

We should put our differences aside and work to help those who came here escaping poverty and violence and simply want to build a better future. Be that ONE person who has made a change in an immigrant’s life, which has the power to change all immigrants. And which will benefit society as a whole.

Keilly Santos at TEDxYouth@SanDiego 2019Keilly Santos

By being inclusive in STEM, we allow everyone to participate in society equally. People from different socioeconomic backgrounds, races, languages, values, and cultures, are able to contribute their own ideas which result in innovative and unique results, thus the power of independently thinking as one.

Christian Yoon at TEDxYouth@SanDiego 2019Christian Yoon

By raising your hand, you are putting in the commitment and drive to do what you want despite the possibility of failure, criticism, and difficulty. So I challenge the world to be sick and tired of the old, and with open arms, welcome what life has to offer.

Huda Ahmed at TEDxYouth@SanDiego 2019Huda Ahmed

We all have strikes against us based on race, color, sexuality. What I realized through my journey is that we can change what holds us back and morph it into something we can thrive from. I challenge you to acknowledge your strikes, embrace your strikes, and let it empower you so that you can thrive as stronger, more powerful individual. You too can be a triple threat.

Athena Amanatidis at TEDxYouth@SanDiegoAthena Amanatidis

I believe that students are more than an SAT score. And I believe more should be done to address this issue. If more colleges become test optional, I can only imagine what our diverse future would look like. But it all begins, with opening that door.