Teen Action Fair

In Community We Flourish

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is closely monitoring the developments with the global spread of COVID-19. As a foundation focused on global health, we feel a responsibility to take extra precautions to minimize the virus spreading unintentionally to communities and vulnerable populations.

So, out of an abundance of caution, the Gates Foundation Discovery Center is postponing the Teen Action Fair originally scheduled for March 14, 2020. 

We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding! We will let you know as soon as a new date for the Teen Action Fair is scheduled.

The 2020 Teen Action Fair theme is In Community We Flourish. The theme was chosen by the Gates Foundation Discovery Center Youth Ambassadors to highlight the importance of community-driven social movements and the value of human connection and fellowship.

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.

Stay up-to-date on our new date via our Facebook event page.



Thunderbirds Raised Her
Spoken word Poet – Amy Ojeaburu
Totem Star artists: Zoser, Mirabai Kukathas, Grae Violett, Dice Vampira, and Amina Dawud

Teen Action Fair Organizations

100 Leading Ladies of Color
Abari Collective
Alchemy Skateboarding
Art You
Bureau of Fearless Ideas
Camp Kindness Counts
Chief Sealth Campaign Team
Earthbound Club @ Bellevue High School
Girl Up Club @ Garfield High School
Global Solutions from Montana Minds
Holocaust Center for Humanity Student Leadership Board
Junior Global Connections
Key Club @ Mercer Island High School
King County HPV Vaccine Campaign
KUOW’s RadioActive Youth Media
Latinos Unidos & Latino H.E.A.T.
Razas Unidas @ Garfield High School
Seattle Art Museum
Seattle NextGenBridge
Seattle Urban Academy
STEM League @ Newport High School
Student Art Spaces
Teen Feed
WA State 4-H Teen Equity & Inclusion Task Force
Washington State Legislative Youth Advisory Council
Water1st International Youth Program
You Can
Youth Care

The exhibit, We the Future: Young Leaders of Social Change is presented in partnership with Amplifier

Watch: Check out a video from last year’s Teen Action Fair!

Teen Action Fair 2019 | Voices from High School Clubs
Teen Action Fair | Voices from Youth-Led Organizations
Teen Action Fair 2019 | Voices from Performers & Artists


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