Teen Action Fair

It Starts With You(th)!

The Teen Action Fair 2019 (TAF19) theme will be It Starts With You(th). The theme was chosen by the Gates Foundation Discovery Center Youth Ambassadors as a reminder of the power each one of us has to make a difference as well as a recognition of the unique role youth play in creating positive social change in our communities.
Celebrate youth-driven change at Teen Action Fair. Connect with youth and organizations working to make a difference in their local and global communities through volunteering, art, social justice campaigns, and more.
The celebration features hands-on activities, powerful performances by  Da’Fir, Filipino Youth Activities Drill TeamRed Eagle Soaring Native Youth Theater, Youth Division – Spectrum Dance Theater, and Zoser, a youth-led open mic, an art showcase, give back activities, and over 30 youth-driven and youth-focused organizations. Want to see what the day is like at TAF? Take a peek at our TAF18 video!



Performance Schedule

10:30 AM – Opening & Welcoming: Red Eagle Soaring – Native Youth Theater
10:45 AM – Open Mic @ Get Involved Gallery – Hosted by YouthSpeaks Seattle
11:30 AM – Spectrum Dance Theater Youth Division
12:30 PM – Filipino Youth Activities Drill Team
1:00 PM – Open Mic – Hosted by YouthSpeaks Seattle
1:45 PM – Zoser / Totem Star
2:15 PM – Sun’Fir / Totem Star


TAF19 Partners

Arts Corps
Art You
Asian Collective @ Mercer Island High School
Black Student Union @ Edmonds Woodway High School
Bring Change to Mind @ Interlake High School
Childhaven Youth Board
First Nations @ UW
Interact Club @ Sequim High School
iUrban Teen
Junior Asha
King County School-Based HPV Campaign
Movement of Advocacy for Youth
UNICEF Club @ Newport High School
OutSpoken Speakers Bureau
PERIOD. @ Kamiak High School
Pongo Teen Writing Project
Race and Equity @ Foster High School
Revolution Roots @ Scriber Lake High School
RadioActive Youth Media
Razas Unidas @ Garfield High School
Seattle NextGenBridge
SeaVuria Scholarships
Students Rebuild
Teen Arts Group – Seattle Art Museum
Teen Feed
Teen Link
Totem Star
The Abari Collective
The Ruby Room
Turning Point
Water1st International Youth Boards
World Awareness Club @ Tahoma High School
Youth Speaks Seattle


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Seattle, Washington 98109


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