Talking in front of a group of people can send even the bravest into a panic. But speaking in public doesn’t have to be scary. In fact, it can be pretty fun!
“Public speaking is just like anything else in life,” said Rhetta Hunyady, Vice President of Education & Training at the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce. “Practice makes perfect. The more opportunities youth have to speak – in school and at home – the more confident they will become in their abilities.”
To help students exercise their public speaking skills, YouthQuest will focus on storytelling, presenting, debating and more in February. For example:
Want to help extend your student’s learning beyond YouthQuest? Families can try some of the following activities to keep youth engaged at home in the evening, on Fridays and during the weekend:
FOR OLDER STUDENTS
Rather than use themes, YouthQuest’s middle and high school programs aim to encourage leadership through short-term and long-term clubs. In some cases, students even lead certain clubs, like STEP at Southwestern Classical Academy. To help build their confidence at home, ask your student to teach you something he or she learned at school or YouthQuest – such as a new dance move or how to solve a math problem.
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