We have a simple mission: to provide memorable and meaningful opportunities for kids and young adults to engage in public speaking and develop critical thinking skills in unique ways and to help kids and young adults to develop the consciousness to think of themselves differently. They are the New Reality.
The Mock Trial of the Century
Program: the Advanced Mock Trial Experience, May 23, 2017
Schools: West Charlotte HS and Olympic HS, Charlotte, NC
After completing the Mock Trial Experience, these two schools faced off in a new advanced murder mock trial case. In the State of West Carolina v. Joe Jackson the schools had competing expert witnesses and guest celebrity Judges who determined the best attorney, witness, media team and team.
Partnership with Albemarle Road Middle School.
iSpeak Now partnered up with Albemarle Road Middle School to engage eight graders in the Communities in Schools program. Students participated in the Mock Trial experience, culminating in the creation of a media team @WNCC and a trial on October 24, 2018 at the Mecklenburg County Courthouse in courtroom 6370. iSpeak Now looks forward to other opportunities to work with these students!
Partnerships with Harding University High School and Performance Learning Center High School: : iSpeak Now partnered with Harding University High School and Performance Learning Center to do the Mock Trial Experience in April and May 2017. Both schools competed in the Advanced Mock Trial Experience on April 12, 2018 with an advanced Mock Trial fact pattern. Harding high school won awards for best Attorney, Witness and team and Performance Learning Center won the award for best media team.
Secret Storyteller Project begins: iSpeak Now kicked off the Secret Storyteller project at Lawrence Orr Elementary School with the help of Carolina Panthers wide receiver, Torrey Smith.. The project highlights the importance of literacy and reading aloud. The Secret Storyteller also commits to a partnership with the school and visits the school at lease once per semester to read to the kids or participate in other programs.