We hosted 26 students at an over-the-summer workshop at Maggie L. Walker Governor's School. Students learned delivery, fluidity, preparation, and research skills through exercises and drills.
At Twin Hickory Library in Henrico, Virginia, 23 middle school students attended to further enhance their public speaking skills.
This was our first elementary school workshop, and we helped 27 students. These students learned fundamentals to public speaking at Elizabeth Scott Elementary School in Chesterfield, Virginia.
This workshop was an elementary and middle school workshop held at Glen Allen Library in Henrico, Virginia. We had 18 returning students, and we helped them improve their public speaking skills from before.
Our high school workshop at Homestead High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana was our first national workshop. We were able to create personalized experiences and exercises for these students.
A middle school SPEAK workshop at Short Pump Middle School in Glen Allen Virginia
In this workshop at the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Richmond, we helped 4 students with lessons that address each students' needs. We helped them prepare and deliver a 2-3 minute speech in front of a crowd of 80 people.
At our Shady Grove elementary school workshop in Henrico Virginia, we partnered with Henrico Education Foundation to host 12 students to learn about life skills after school, especially public speaking.
Towards the end of August 2020, SPEAK conducted a virtual workshop with over 200 students from the Philippines. In five classes throughout the week, students were taught the fundamentals of being a proficient public speaker and focused on honing their research abilities.
In June 2020, SPEAK hosted a virtual masterclass on the finer points and applications of public speaking to over 40 students in Kenya. Students provided raving reviews about the quality of the workshop and applauded our student-volunteers’ abilities to help them overcome their fears of public speaking.
In a session hosted in large part due to our cooperation with Pittsburgh Public Schools, SPEAK provided several classes to over 60 students in the Pittsburgh metro area, creating an interactive and fun experience filled with plenty of activities but also healthy instruction.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
Although the COVID-19 pandemic put an abrupt halt to most of the world’s activities, SPEAK adapted their curriculum and vision by hosting free workshops for over 300 students across the globe. By expanding our class variety to include writing, international languages, and seminars, SPEAK diversified its message and furthered its impact in its community and abroad.