Budding entrepreneurial skills can start at an early age.  When engaged with fun and age-appropriate topics, students can learn the building blocks to successful leadership and business endeavors.  Public speaking, team work, project planning and budgeting, and even manners and etiquette are all fun with Grasshopper Enrichment Education.

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Speaking CampPublic speaking has been rated the worst fear in adults. Why not conquer that fear as a child when inhibitions are low and learning new skills comes naturally? Our children will be required to make presentations and command an audience as soon as junior high. As they go through higher levels of education presentation skills become the key to success. Through engaging interactive games and fun activities, students will learn to get past their fear, embrace their audience, write and deliver an effective speech, and improvise. Students will be coached, recorded, and critiqued individually. Class will culminate with a speech presentation for family and friends.

Our Speak Easy students have learned the skills and confidence to present a speech. Speak Easy II hones those new skills through on your feet and creative improvisation, impactful and persuasive speech writing, fun activities and more precise feedback through peer, coach and video evaluation.  Class will culminate with a persuasive speech presentation for family and friends. 

Our Speak Easy students have acquired the skills and confidence to present a speech. It’s Debatable! takes their speaking skills to the next level. Learning to debate a topic helps students grasp many essential critical thinking and presentation skills. Through fun content, silly and serious topics, and teamwork students will make logical arguments based on substantive claims, sound reasoning, and relevant evidence. Students will learn that opinions have reasons, that some reasons are better than others, and that nothing is as simple as it seems.  Prerequisite: Speak Easy

This empowering year-long series takes students in grades 1-8 through a circuit of classes that starts with an introduction to public speaking in the fall. The winter session expands on speaking skills with a focus on the qualities of leadership and teamwork. Our spring session completes the circuit by mastering public speaking and leadership through debate.  This series is designed to empower each student with a tool box for opportunity and success.  Learn more!

emily leadingWhat steps are involved in developing, marketing, and producing a new soft drink? Just as in the popular show The Apprentice, “The Company” will begin by attempting to create the “cola” taste using careful measuring and taste testing.  Students will conduct a survey among their peers and graph the results regarding preferences for flavor, color and degree of carbonation.  Additional taste tests are conducted and conclusions are drawn as to what characteristics should be included in a popular beverage. After designing and testing their soft drink students will market their product and attempt to sell it to the school community.  Several interdisciplinary skills will be utilized throughout the class such as, measuring skills, graphing, estimation, cost analysis, writing and art.

DSCF0572Architects design the structures in our world.  Great design is not only creative, but functional for the needs of the project. Students become budding architects as they learn architectural elements and terms, how to calculate square footage and scale, understand building codes, requirements and restrictions, and the design process.  They will design a variety of spaces using the concepts of function, flow, appearance, and environment.  Each student will use their newly aquired skills to design and draw a house floor plan based on requirements of the “client”, make a presentation to the “client”, and write an ad to “sell” their plan.  Who knows… this might spark the beginning of a career path.  It’s happened before!

Table mannersKids today are immersed in social media, cell phones and a very fast paced and inpatient world. It seems like a different era… but is it?  Manners and etiquette are still the KEY to opening doors of opportunity and learning to respect and honor others.  In addition to table manners, students will learn valuable life tools including how to meet and greet, effectively engage in conversation, use written communication, be a good host and guest, and develop proper and safe phone and social media skills.  

Coming Soon…

The Art of the Young Personal Financier  (Grades 3-6) Managing Your Finances A-Z  (Grades 7-12)