TED-Ed's mission is to spark and celebrate the ideas of every student and educator in the world. Through weekly meetings, students will work to create TED-Ed talks to share their perspectives and impact stories. The TED-Ed student club supports students as they discover, explore, and present their big ideas in the form of short, TED-Ed style talks. Students work together to discuss and celebrate creative ideas. 

  • Develops Leadership & Presentation Skills
  • Increases Self-Confidence
  • Supportive Environment
  • Achieve Personal & Educational Goals
  • Creates Change

Students work together to discuss and celebrate creative ideas. Students outcomes will include:

  • Identifying the elements of a great idea
  • Researching, developing, and presenting an idea
  • Telling a compelling story
  • Giving and receiving feedback effectively

TED-Ed runs at specific times of the year. To inquire about the next available session contact Caitlyn Dorion.

The TED-Ed program meets weekly for about an hour. During the meeting, students use the TED-Ed student journal as a safe space for students to be themselves. Each group will engage in a series of explorations designed to help each participant present an amazing student talk on an idea that inspires them.


What ages are eligible for the TED-Ed student club?
Teens ages 13 - 18 who are enrolled in school. High school students age 19 are also eligible. 

Is there a cost associated with the TED-Ed student club?
No, this is a free program open to teens ages 13 - 18 who are enrolled in school. 

Can schools start their own TED-Ed student club?
Absolutely. We can provide all the club materials and a school staff member can facilitate the program for your students. For more information, contact Caitlyn Dorion



The YMCA and the Teen Leaders Club are proud to partner with the following Community Organizations and figures:

Innovative Concept Academy
St. Louis Public Library
University of Missouri St. Louis School of Social Work
Urban Strategies
Design for Change

If your organization would like to partner to help teens in our community become future leaders please complete the Letter of Program Interest and email to Caitlyn Dorion at caitlyn.dorion@gwrymca.org.