Nzuri returns Fall 2021!
Mock Trial Alert!
Southwest Charlotte STEM Academy's trial will be rescheduled for fall 2021 at the Mecklenburg County Courthouse
iSpeak Now instills passion, pride, and confidence in children and young adults so that they recognize their future is limitless! We do this through the Mock Trial Experience (MTE), The Advanced MTE, Nzuri, iWrite, the Secret Storyteller project, iSpeak TV and the Jumpsuits to Suits Initiative. We provide mutually positive and interactive learning environments for children and young adults.
SAVE THE DATE!!
LIMITLESS 2021 will take place on Thursday, October 28, 2021 from 6:00pm-8:00pm
We instill passion, pride, and confidence in children and young adults so that they recognize their future is limitless!
The Relaunch of NzuriNzuri, which means beautiful in Swahili, is back this summer with an exceptional program for 8th grade girls!
iSpeak Now's CEO, Yolanda Trotman, is a former District Court Judge who developed this idea from her time spent reading to kids. The Secret Storyteller project launched on September 28, 2018 at Lawrence Orr Elementay School with the help of Carolina Panther's wide receiver, Torrey Smith. We are excited about his commitment to the school and the students!
iSpeak Now students featured
in "McFadden Around the Way"
In the News: Thomasboro Academy Mock Trial
In the News: "In Depth" television interviews with
Yolanda Trotman discussing iSpeak Now
iSpeak Now works with kids and young adults in Title I Schools or schools with high minority populations. We understand that it is often assumed that children will learn communication skills on their own and without any formal training which is not true. Moreover, listening and speaking make up as much as 75% of adult communication but only represent 25% of the Common Core Standards. We understand that we have to do a better job of teaching the development of public speaking skills, and to better develop listening skills, questioning skills, and critical thinking skills.
In the News: iSpeak Now is a part of 2020 #Seed20 Class
It is important to us to be clear about what we do since the models for iSpeak Now are mobile! We are committed to the growth and development of our young people through our interactive programs. We need the following stakeholders to implement the models:
In the News: Advanced Mock Trial Competition
Seed 20 Competition
iSpeak Now was one of 20 non profits selected for the seed 20 pitch competition and performed exceptionally well in all aspects,