Teens Create Dreams (TCD)

Teens Create Dreams Virtual Talent Show (Recorded August 21, 2021)

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Teens Create Dreams (TCD) is an annual talent show showcasing an evening of local area talent. TCD is run by a group of high school students under the mentorship of founder Julie Ota and Felix Wada. Every year, our volunteer students meet throughout the summer to plan, create, and direct the annual talent show with proceeds benefiting the WEAVE (Women Escaping a Violent Environment) non-profit organization. Our panel of local judges have the hardest job selecting winners for monetary prizes.

Although the 2020 TCD Talent Show was cancelled due to COVID-19, our co-Presidents Bryce Takaha, Akemi Takeda, and Taryn Yee and the TCD Committee came up with an innovate idea to produce TCD’s first live-stream Talent Show on YouTube for 2021. This was no easy feat as the TCD committee had to start from scratch to design, plan, and coordinate an entirely new event which also included a virtual raffle and a drive-thru beef or chicken dinner for four. The successful TCD event has already received over 350 views! You can still view it on YouTube through the above link.

2022 will mark the TCD’s 10 th Anniversary celebration with incoming President Isabella Paragas already starting the planning stages for next year’s show – which we hope will be in person. If you are interested in becoming a contestant or volunteer, please contact Julie Ota at teenscreatedreams@gmail.com or text questions to 916-595-5999. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates.

2021 TCD Co-Presidents

2021 TCD Co-Presidents Bryce Takaha, Taryn Yee and Akemi Takeda

2021 TCD Committee

2021 TCD Committee

Bento Pick-up

Bento Pick-up

2021 Raffle Sales

2021 Raffle Sales

2021 TCD Winners!

1st Place Winner
Andre Burce (Ukulele)

2nd Place Winner
Parker Van Ostrand (Pianist)

3rd Place Winner
Sydney Shigemoto (Dancer)

Jana Shimizu Award
Hazel Jan Gloria (Singer)