Child Prodigy & Education Advocate
Since age seven, Adora Svitak has been drumming up excitement about reading and writing, speaking at venues like the Wisconsin State Reading Association Convention, the National Center for Family Literacy Conference in Florida, and the Reading Tree Book Festival in Hong Kong. Diane Sawyer called her “a tiny literary giant” on Good Morning America. Read More >
Think of "young people in the 21st century" and what comes to mind? For many people, probably a series of words (perhaps thanks to personal experience as well as pop culture) such as: heartless, apathetic, or "slacktivists.” In this thought-provoking presentation, Adora Svitak powerfully demonstrates that young people transcend this dichotomy time and time again when they're given the chance to be represented and empowered. Providing examples of peers who are changing the global story, she emphasizes the necessity of youth voice from the classroom to the boardroom, and explains that the innovative spirit of young people may be our most precious natural resource.