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TEDxYSE - Reba Elliott - Why Words Matter

Reba Elliott is the founder of Lifting Voices and this is her talk from TEDxYSE:Unleashing Young Social Entrepreneurs hosted by Ashoka's Youth Venture on November 13th, 2010 in Washington, DC. Reba Elliott is the founder and executive director of Lifting Voices, a grassroots, nonprofit organization with a vision that the words of young people will heal, inspire, and instruct families, communities, and people in power. Lifting Voices develops the capability for abstract thinking among young people in disadvantaged areas of Washington, and ensures their thinking is valued by creating markets for youth-produced projects in the community. Learn more at http://liftingvoices.org/ What is TEDx? In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self- organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x=independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. More information is at http://www.ted.com and http://www.ted.com/tedx This video was shot by Blue Sky Films, edited by Nicole Van Slyke
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