You can't watch this video without being totally amazed by this kid. Not only is he an excellent public speaker, but he's literally a genius. Was he born this way? I think not, talent is overrated. People only get this way through 'deliberate practice.'
Viewing this video further motivated me in my 4-H work with technology. I really liked how he started an app club at his school where kids can get together and learn how to create mobile apps. It's what I'm currently working on so we have a community of kids like him in Southern Utah.
I wouldn't be surprised if his club is an actual 4-H club, that's what 4-H is all about - kids learning skills under the guidance of caring adults. It can be after school, at your house or any community center. Adults who have the time and want to share what they know with kids in their neighborhood are encouraged to get involved, consider this your invitation.
Paul Hill, Ph.D.
I design, plan, and evaluate economic development programs for Utah State University.
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