Since I’ve started watching TED talks, I feel like I’ve grown as a person. I’ve gained more knowledge about social issues, environmental issues, and scientific discoveries than I have in my 11 years at school. So when I found out about TEDxYouthDay, I was eager to get involved in an event that provides youth around the world the opportunity to grow as individuals, just as I did. Today’s ideas are tomorrow’s reality. It is for that reason that I wanted to be a part of an event that has to potential to brighten the future.