At the 2016 Teach For All Global Conference in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, last month, students played a central role, as both collaborative participants and inspiring presenters. On the day two of the conference, six students from across the Teach For All network shared their leadership journeys with a room full of literally hundreds of members of Teach For All’s global community. These thought-provoking presentations—all delivered by teenagers—offered vivid examples of the enormous potential in every young person to create change for themselves, their schools, and their communities.
Watch the video above for highlights from the students’ speeches, and the videos below for each student’s full presentation.
think, teachers should teach them to question everything.”
developing attitudes, skills, and mindsets through practice.”
some people will fall short because it’s too hard, or too scary, to be that person.”
comes from not remaining silent, inspiring others, and creating awareness
that promotes transformation.”
love at the forefront of everything that we do.”
to the opportunities they deserve, I decided to do what I can…to get these
opportunities to the kids.”
These students and their projects were selected from over 200 submissions to Teach For All’s 1000 Student Leaders campaign.