Shaping the Next Generation of Youth Leaders

Date TBA


Adults often say “young people are our future”. But in reality, they are here right now, driven to make a difference. These youth represent the generation of thinkers, problem-solvers, and innovators - in fact, 8 out of 10 kids want to be their own boss. In this session, panelists will discuss: how can we bridge the gap between adults and youth? How do young people learn to become activists for themselves and others? What qualities catalyze youth activism? How can companies incorporate youth advocacy to create meaningful change?

The four panelists were named as 2019 Global Teen Leaders, recognized as top 30 social entrepreneurs and peacemakers who have started world-changing projects in their youth.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Interactive Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Film Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Track: Startups
Level: Beginner