TEDxYouth@1000LakesChances are good that if you are over 18 and don’t attend an Itasca area high school you were not in the audience at last week’s TEDxYouth@1000Lakes Kids These Days. This was the first TEDxYouth event in our area, and was organized by youth for youth. I am unabashedly biased in saying that it was an outstanding example of student success in action.

The videos of the talks – with a huge thank you to ICTV for such a timely turnaround – and images, taken by 11th grader Nick Engen, are ready for viewing at the TED Website, along with other information about the event.

And in case you missed it, check out Nathan Bergstedt’s TEDx1000Lakes story that ran in Wednesday’s Grand Rapids Herald Review.