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Building Young Leaders through Public Speaking
If you’re afraid of public speaking, you’re not alone! It has been rated the #1 fear among adults but it doesn’t have to be with your child! With Grasshopper classes, students will not only learn the 6 tips to giving a successful speech, they will gain confidence through practice, interactive games and activities, improvisation and LOTS of positive feedback. Same great instructors who love to encourage and motivate both the timid and the outgoing student to achieve success. Start overcoming your fears early and gain confidence for years to come!
This class includes fun video lessons where your child will learn through engaging instruction and prepare their own content/independent application (homework). Our LIVE classroom will be interactive and encouraging as we share, present, and communicate in community with the instructors and peers. These sessions will be broken out into age groups with instructors where appropriate.
IMPACTIVE Speech Building –
Investigation, skill development, and practice of specific public speaking techniques using types of message as well as voice and engagement techniques to deliver a passionate message with maximum impact. Prerequisite: Speak Easy recommended, but not required.
Daily Leadership Hour
12+ Essential Leadership Qualities
The Daily Leadership Hour is designed to inspire and empower kids to be the driver in leadership where they may thrive as they make a difference in the world. Each hour focuses on a different leadership quality and/or skill using Grasshopper’s LEADERS and POWER (12+ qualities) curriculum. Daily activities include:
• Collaboration between teammates and coaches
• Application and practice of new leadership skills
• Building confidence
• Learning self awareness
• Meditation and mindfulness practice
• Fun games and activities to reinforce learning
Daily (Mon-Thur) or weekly (M, Tu, W, or Th) one-hour online meetings with coaches and peers. Each hour is independent of the other, but as a whole will deliver a “leadership tool box” of qualities, skills, and knowledge which may be applied to daily life. Choose 1, 2, 3 or 4 days per week in sessions.
emPOWER Leadership & Public Speaking Virtual Camp
Public speaking and leadership made fun… yes, FUN! Through interactive games, challenges, and activities “Survivor style”, team tribes will learn to lead and team build, “wow” an audience using speaking techniques as they prepare, practice and deliver an effective speech, and play through interactive improvisational activities. Confident leadership and communication are the #1 skills for success in life. Prepare your elementary-age child now for junior high, high school and beyond. Same great coaches as our in-person camps, but with creative adaptation to an online format which promises to get campers thinking, creating, and moving on and off the screen.
This 1-week camp meets for 3 hours each day online. But 3 hours glued to a screen is not an option for our campers! Each day will include a combination of fun videos, a live virtual community where campers will participate in lessons, activities (on and off screens), speech development (individually with a coach), team challenges (inside and out!), and “Tribal Council”. They will earn points, votes and team-build as they encourage each other throughout the week. Some activities will require extended time outside of the camp hours to further prepare and practice their speech and compete aspects of challenges. Camp will culminate with an online speech presentation and skits for family and friends.