KidSpirit is a nonprofit online magazine and community by and for youth to engage each other about life’s big questions in an open and inclusive spirit. Its mission is to promote mutual understanding among 11- to 17-year-olds of diverse backgrounds and support their development into world citizens with strong inner grounding.


Tuesday, November 13, 2018 from       6:30 PM to 9:30 PM EST
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130 Bowery
New York, NY 10013

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Justine Woods
(718) 878-3900


Join us to celebrate the world's only youth-led platform for building community through life's big questions.


  Deven Parekh   

Deven Parekh is a Managing Director at Insight Venture Partners. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Economic Club and Greater NY Partnership. Deven was named a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute, which seeks to develop the next generation of community spirited leaders. He  is a Trustee and Executive Committee member for the Ethical Culture Fieldston School, and Chairman Emeritus of Publicolor.



Sherrie Westin       

Sherrie Westin is President of Global Impact and Philanthropy at Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, where she leads the Workshop’s efforts to serve vulnerable children through mass media and targeted initiatives. Westin was named a “Leading Global Thinker” by Foreign Policy Magazine, one of Fast Company’s “100 Most Creative People in Business,” and recognized with the Smithsonian’s American Ingenuity Award.



6:30 PM - Reception

7:30 PM - Dinner, performance by young musicians, remarks by honorees and KidSpirit youth editors, live auction


Live Auction - Sneak Peek!

Vacation in stunning Saint-Cirq Lapopie, France   

1-week stay in 4 bed/ 4.5 bath in a magical medieval village



 Private dinner for 10 in your home with wine pairings 

Special thanks to Michael Bourquin, Executive Chef of the Princeton Club