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Tuesday, July 13 • 6:20pm - 7:20pm
Raising Good Gamers: TED-Ed Student Talks Program

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RGG joined forces with TED-Ed to offer 30 high school students an opportunity to participate in the TED-Ed Student Talks program. Our goal was to empower young people to share their stories on video game culture and highlight the pro-social elements that occur online and in a video game. The five finalists showcased in this session, were chosen to receive coaching from the TED-Ed team. to. Check out these youth voices and emerging leaders who have now experienced programming from the TED-Ed Student Talks program, designed to spark and celebrate the ideas and knowledge-sharing of students around the world.

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DJ Moreau

Senior Director of Programs and Partnerships, Games for Change

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Jayda Washington-Boothe

7th Grade, Student
Jayda Washington-Boothe is a speaker for the 2021 Games for Change Conference, representing South Florida. She serves as Broward County Chess Ambassador Queen, Member of Black Girls Code- Miami Chapter, and participated in the Sawgrass Springs Middle Chess club, Robotics Club, and... Read More →
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Jayda Murray

11th Grade, Student
For such a young person, Jayda Murray has vast tech experience which includes a two time Congressional App Award, National & Regional NCWIT award, and being a Game Design Artist for the non-profit Shero-Hub, while volunteering with St. Jude’s Hospital where she helped to create... Read More →
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Marzuq Mazid

Student, 10th Grade
Marzuq Mazid is a rising Junior at John B. Connally High School. He is 16 years old and lives in Austin, TX, where he spends most of his time with schoolwork and studying a variety of different subjects. His dream college is the University of Texas at Austin.
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Noel Ullom

10th Grade, Student
Noel Ullom is a rising junior at Hathaway Brown School and comes from Cleveland, OH. Her dedication to advocating for LGBTQ+ youth and representation in gaming stems from her own experience in grappling with self-acceptance and realizing the powerful influence of outward support... Read More →
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Johnathan Sherrill

9th Grade, Student
Johnathan Sherrill is the CEO and Founder of the Computer Science Educational Opportunity Connectors Initiative. He is a software developer and winner of the TED Ed Student Talk and Raising Good Gamers Worldwide After School Program. Since the age of 9 he has participated in University... Read More →
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Kevin Connors

Senior Director, Susan Crown Exchange
Kevin Connors is the Senior Director at Susan Crown Exchange, where he oversees grantmaking, leads new initiatives, and co-develops organizational strategy. Previously, Kevin served as the Founding Director of Personalized Learning at Chicago Public Schools, partnering with 120 schools... Read More →
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Bobby Nweke

TED Talks, Speaker Development, Manager
Bobby is the Manager of Speaker Development on the TED Ed Programs team. At TED, Bobby works to amplify and coach the ideas of students and educators around the world.

Tuesday July 13, 2021 6:20pm - 7:20pm EDT