Empowering change through public speaking
Give Me Five is a series of training sessions for kids in grades 5 through 7, which lead up to a public speaking event. These workshops are an opportunity for kids to speak on a topic of interest, propose ideas for the community, or simply share their perspectives in front of friends, family, and community members. An open call for applications will be posted, and kids will be invited to the training series to develop ideas, write speeches, and practice presenting. With the support of young mentors and the Young Speakers team, kids will gain confidence and competence to speak in front of a highly influential crowd and make their voices heard.
Below are some of the speeches our kids presented for the Mayor and City Council of West Vancouver at a youth event held at the West Vancouver Community Centre on May 3rd, 2017.