School Civics Program
This program explains the process of the judicial system and the different levels it has. Previously to arriving at the school we will present the faculty and students with a specific type of crime. Have the officiants: policeman, lawyer and judge give a brief synopsis of what they do and where they work.
The SPEAK organization strives to educate parents and teachers on how some children are using and hiding drugs at home. Through our presentation, parents and teachers will be exposed to information identifying specific types of drugs that are prevalent inside the school environment. Along with identifying these problematic substances we will also take the extra steps to show the attending adults where adolescents could possibly be hiding these products.
SPEAK's shadowing program is a short-term career-exploration experience that enables students to learn more about a possible career they could be intested in by shadowing someone from our program. It gives the student an opportunity to see what it's actually like to be a Council person or a State representative. This program is targeted towards freshmen, sophomores, and junoirs and is intended as a developmental opportunity.
The internet is a very powerful tool but with such power comes great responsibility. We all know it is great place to learn, shop, play games, and talk to your friends, but beware of the wolf in sheep’s clothing. Bad things blend in with the good and unless you know how to spot certain dangers you are bound to get into trouble and I don’t mean just getting a virus on your computer.
Aviation Program With Real Flight Time!
What child doesn't want to learn how to fly? The Speak organization has partnered with Legacy Aviation to offer young adults an opportunity to learn what it takes to become an airplane pilot. This program gives youth ages 8–17 their first free ride in an airplane. Participants enrolled in this program will be given a tour of the facilities including, but not limited to the airplane hangar and Flight Tower Control.
Our organization is currently working with schools and local businesses in the Philadelphia area to develop reward incentives for school students who could use a little extra incentive towards working harder to achieving better grades. This incentive program is one of S.P.E.A.K.’s long term projects called the “GOLDEN TICKET” program. It was created to reward students for their outstanding achievements in school.
GOLDEN TICKET PROGRAM
Acquiring community service hours for teenagers is often a requirement in order for them to graduate high school. It is also a great way for them to build their resumes. Community service can be a life-changing experience, it may allow them to develop skills they thought they never had like the ability to problem solve or to be able to multitask.
FAMILY FEUD Anti Bullying Edition
Our newest edition to our Anti-Bullying presentation! "Family Fued", the anti-bullying edition is an informative and fun experience to learn and counteract the perils of bullying. Two teams are chosen consisting of 5 players on each team. Much like the game show each team will get a chance to interact in the game.
Chef Evans is certified in food safety and has over twenty years of experience being the executive chef for Cottage Green Catering. As the culinary director for SPEAK he is committed to serving his community by giving children the opportunity to learn about the importance of food safety, hygiene and how to prepare nutritious meals by offering cooking demonstrations.
The foundation of S.P.E.A.K. focuses on providing educational information and activities that encourage youth to become responsible members of their community. We aim to empower our children with the courage to speak out on issues that affect their lives and the communities where they live. With each letter of the word S.P.E.A.K, our efforts will be to encourage children to stay in school and understand that education is essential for their future.
We believe that Staying Positive Equals Amazing Kids.