TEDxYouth@KC is an independently organized TED event targeted towards the youth audience of the Kansas City, Mo. Focused on presenting a provocative afternoon of Talks, Live Performances, Spoken word and Interactive Experiences, the 2017 TEDxYouth@KC will take place on September 28th at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Each year the organizing volunteer team chooses a theme is chosen to direct the program and create a directive for each speaker and performer to focus on. The 2017 theme is LEVEL UP, a classic video game inspired concept. This theme was chosen to promote “collecting” knowledge by “leveling up” or learning about a large variety of subjects at TEDxYouth.