Youth Activities

Summary of Forum: In 2015, ICFF’s Children’s Forum will continue on the concept of “well-being” and what it means to uphold a healthy lifestyle. Well-being encapsulates all aspects of life – mental, physical, and emotional – and thus, the topic could not be more relevant to today’s world. Through a wide variety of activities, the Children’s Forum will not only discuss but also promote the nature of a healthy lifestyle. As young, responsible citizens seeking change, the Forum will be a creative communication channel for children. Participants and volunteers alike are welcomed to facilitate the Forum’s success this year!

Details of Forum: An integral part of the festival is the Children’s Forum. The Forum is a council of children from various ethnic backgrounds, working together to discuss a topic of global significance. Last year, the Children’s Forum presented the concept of “well-being” and what it means to uphold a healthy lifestyle.

This year, the Forum will continue focusing on the concept of “well-being”. Well-being encapsulates all aspects of life – mental, physical, and emotional – and thus, the topic could not be more relevant to today’s world. Through bimonthly meetings, personal commitments to healthiness, and group community service projects, the Children’s Forum will not only discuss but also promote the nature of a healthy lifestyle. As young, responsible citizens seeking change, the Forum will be a channel through which children can express their creativity and interests.

Some past topics include, “bullying”- causes, consequences, and methods of prevention. The children collaborated on solutions, and had the opportunity to present their unique ideas to the Seattle City Council and to hundreds of spectators during the Festival.

If you are interested in participating in the Forum (for children ages 6-12), or helping coordinate the group as a volunteer (older than 13 years old), please email icffseattle@live.com with your name, age, and phone number. A majority of the Forum’s activities, as listed above, will take place from February to April, typically over the weekend. The commitment is not tiring, and can be a fantastic experience for both volunteers and participants alike.

Thank you for your interest!