Teen Action Fair

It Starts With You(th)!

The Teen Action Fair 2019 (TAF19) will be celebrating the theme 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.
The celebration will feature hands-on activities, powerful performances, interactive exhibits, youth-related organizations, and ways to get involved in the community. Stay connected for updates on all the organizations and performers participating in TAF19 and get peek at our TAF18 video.


Want to represent your organization at TAF19?

Apply to be a presenter at TAF19, a youth-led event showcasing young leaders who are inspiring positive change. We have 40 spots for schools, clubs, youth groups, and youth-serving organizations to participate. The Teen Action Fair will take place on March 23, 2019, and is FREE and open to the public. Application deadline is January 11, 2019.


To Apply:

  • Review the application toolkit.
  • Apply here by January 11.
  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and all applicants will be notified by January 14, 2019.
  • Share the application with anyone else who may be interested!


Gates Foundation Discovery Center
440 Fifth Avenue North
Seattle, Washington 98109


(206) 709-3100 x7100 discoverycenter@gatesfoundation.org


  • Open: Tuesday – Saturday
    10 am to 5 pm
  • Closed: Sunday, Monday
    & most major US holidays
  • New Year’s DayClosed
  • Independence DayClosed
  • Memorial DayClosed
  • Labor DayClosed
  • Thanksgiving DayClosed
  • Christmas EveClosed
  • Christmas DayClosed

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