Youth Empowerment in a Digital Age by Adora Svitak

Talks@Mindvalley, the inspiring speaker series produced by Mindvalley, recently hosted TED Talk speaker and child prodigy, Adora Svitak, in a private talk on “Youth Empowerment in a Digital Age” in our Hall of Awesomeness.

The 15-year-old is already an internationally acclaimed speaker and published author, known for her essays, stories, poems, blogs, and full-length books since the age of seven. Her most recent endeavour was to participate in the XPRIZE Foundation’s Visioneering 2013, an annual event where groundbreaking entrepreneurs, thinkers, inventors and innovators gather to create innovations that will push humanity forward.

Check out this 20-minute exclusive talk by Adora, in which she addresses the effects of technology on youth empowerment, education today and her minor obsession with R2D2 ;-)

  • Adora Svitak – What Adults Can learn From Kids( This is a video we will be viewing and discussing in class. Please feel free to pre- or re-watch it here, and leave any comments below. Keep in mind the following discussion questions when watching the video: Is this a persuasive piece? Why or why not? What was her main argument? Who was her audience? What is the purpose of her argument? Why…

  • Youth Farmers = Youth Empowerment( Polycropping. Stacking vegetable production onto livestock production (literally). Youth empowerment through innovative farming techniques. Conflict transformation. These were the main ingredients of a two-week agricultural course facilitated at Barack Agriculture College in Molo, Kenya, where 27 farmers from Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania came…

  • Young Feminists in the House: Every Day is Malala Day!( By De’Liza Galimidi Do you know what’s awesome? Young feminism. No longer are the days where feminism is just held on the shoulders of the likes of Gloria Steinem, but on the shoulders of teenage girls – teens that are more than just the plastic cutouts found in Cosmopolitan magazines and the pink frilly section.

  • Beyond boundaries: Reading children’s lit( MANILA, Philippines – It’s very hard to be taken seriously when you tell people you enjoy reading children’s books. After all, what are children’s stories but words and pictures on a page, designed to tell a small person how to live the way we all think they should? But as Maurice Sendak reminds us, via Neil Gaiman ‘s epigraph at the beginning of…

  • Youth Empowerment – Involving Youth in Strategic Decisions( On the weekend I attended the Scouts Australia International Conference in Canberra. The conference was awesome… and there are many great international scouting opportunities that will come from the conference. However I got the most from the conference from the way that young people were engaged in the discussions.

  • 9 talks by impressive kids( Few scientific papers are written in crayon and begin with the words, “Once upon a time.” But then again, few scientific papers are written by a group of 8 to 10-year-olds. In this adorable talk from TEDGlobal, neuroscientist, artist and educator Beau Lotto shares why he thinks children have an edge when it comes to scientific inquiry – they are…

  • Future top young entrepenures (Forbes featured article for next month)( Image via CrunchBase Adora Svitak, Writer, Teacher, Activist (Photo credit: XPRIZE Foundation) English: Adora Svitak speaking at The UP Experience 2010 in October 2010. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Bangalore: Entrepreneurship has no bar on age, but nevertheless you get surprised to see some youngsters making it big as entrepreneurs.

  • Lack of information hinders rural youths from accessing empowerment fund – Chisayi( COPPERBELT Provincial Youth Coordinator Ben Chisanyi has said lack of information is hindering youths in rural areas from accessing the Youth Empowerment Fund. In an interview at the just ended Zambia International Trade Fair in Ndola on Monday, Chisanyi said many youths from rural areas of the Copperbelt like Mpongwe, Masaiti and Lufwanyama did…

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required Email Address * First Name Last Name

Tags: , , , , , , ,

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required Email Address * First Name Last Name