We begin with basic conversational skills, active listening, interviewing, friendship/relationship building, and empathy. Each student will discover his/her unique energy, ability, and message. They will give speeches about what brings them joy, personal values, and admired heroes.
We begin with a focus on empathy, service, and emotional intelligence. Students will learn that each of us has a message to share, and we not only inspire others by our unique message, but we discover ways we have been inspired by individuals who’ve been part of our journey. Each student will feel empowered providing feedback to others who strive to be more powerful communicators.
The students are mentored into greater and greater responsibility for their influence on others. They discover how powerful their thoughts are, and how success can be manifested for themselves and others through positive thinking, speaking, and leading. By this point, students are leading each class, and mentoring others.
Our classes are meant to instill confidence in the confused, advantage to the abused, and empowerment to the unused. The curriculum for grades 4-12 focuses on three main areas; speaking, feedback, and leadership (also known as SPEAK FEED LEAD).
Each main area of focus is facilitated in 4 units lasting 8 weeks each. Classes meet weekly either 60 minutes (grades 4-5) or 90 minutes (grades 6-8 & 9-12). Maximum attendance in each class is 10.
Last summer of the year 2020, we were in the throes of a global pandemic. We were hearing stories about children who were feeling alone and isolated and unmotivated because they were at home not in school and without many activities with friends. So we gathered experts from a variety of fields and hosted The Speak Up Summit – an on-demand event with amazing training from 50 plus speakers who are experts in the fields of empowerment, inspiration, and knowledge about things like self-esteem, self-confidence and using your voice for good.
Now you can access all of those tremendous speakers and the teaching provided for our children, for our teenagers, our young adults and even for you. Our hope is that you will purchase these materials and watch them as a family and then talk to your children, talk to your teenagers, your young adults about how they felt. How does this material make them feel? What actions does it inspire them to take? Through discussion, we discover ways that we can help each other to feel more empowered, to help each other to engage more, to feel less lonely and have more purpose.
Speak Up Summit sessions are available as single sessions, groups of sessions by topic or the entire summit. Take advantage of this amazing training today – it will change the way you AND your children view communication.
*Due to the Covid-19 pandemic ALL classes, workshops, camps, and coaching sessions are LIVE and ONLINE until further notice.
Our workshops are scheduled with every school situation in mind. Whether your child is working through online classes with public or private school, or is now being schooled by you at home, our class schedules will work for everyone.
Now Available: Our 2020 Speak Up Summit
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