Partnership with Southwest Charlotte STEM Academy
iSpeak Now partnered up with Southwest Charlotte STEM Academy to engage fourth fifth and sixth graders with a variety of backgrounds and talents. We are particularly excited to have our first elementary school age media team which will create a fictitious new station and have their twitter page to gain followers. The kids participating in the Mock Trial experience, will have a trial on April 2, 2020 at the Mecklenburg County Courthouse at 10:00am. The courtroom is to be determined.. iSpeak Now looks forward to other opportunities to work with these students!
iSpeak Now chosen as a Seed20 2020 Participant: : iSpeak Now has been chosen to be one of 20 non profit organizations to participate in the Social Venture Partners Seed20 Pitch Competition. Our CEO will be participating in the 12 week program that will involve extensive coaching and other assets for the growth and development of iSpeak Now. The main OnStage pitch competition will be held on March 31 2020 at Knight Theater in Charlotte NC. Tickets can be purchased at www.seed20.org, The grand prize is $20,000.00 Vote now for iSpeak Now at seed20.org/vote
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 least once per semester to read to the kids or participate in other programs.
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.
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.