The first TEM Talks Youth event, a public speaking conference for local middle and high school students to express and share their ideas with the community, will be held June 3 in Temecula Valley High School’s Golden Bear Theater. This year’s theme “Where are we going from here?” is based on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s publication. Some of the brightest young minds in the area will share their ideas at the public speaking conference. Tickets are available online at http://buytickets.at/temtalks/93682.
Ten students, selected from the Western Science Academy, Temecula Valley High School and Great Oak High School, will be discussing their researched views on topics that range from growing up to genetically modified organisms. The three-hour long conference begins at noon and includes an hourlong intermission in which catered food from E.A.T. will be provided and an optional hour long ending reception for anyone wishing to talk to the speakers. The doors will open an hour beforehand for those desiring better seating, with courtesy coffee and doughnuts from Dunkin’ Donuts. During intermission, art displayed by local students will be shown, as well as songs by upcoming area musicians.
Notable youth speakers from past TEDxTemecula — Isabella Martinez and Ingrid Adams — and Shakespeare in the Vines’ Education Director Rob Crisell have dedicated their time in mentoring the selected speakers and polishing their speeches for the conference.
Hosted by IBAP, a club focused on academic recognition and motivation at Great Oak High School, TEM Talks Youth raise funds for scholarships and International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement exams. TEM Talks Youth is currently operating under Great Oak’s nonprofit organization, GOALS, and has brought many businesses together for the event.
If any students are interested in volunteering, register soon; limited spots are left. For more information regarding the conference, contact the event coordinators at [email protected].