Current Workshop Offering

Santa Cruz County, California may 2019 to april 2020


six week speech story workshop - Santa Cruz County 2019-20

Workshops are offered to 5th graders in groups of 12. The program includes 6 weekly Sessions that are designed to give each student a growing sense of confidence as they present to their peers stories about themselves and two prepared 3-4 minute speeches. The 75-minute meetings are run by the students who each take turns in the various roles and follow a prescribed Agenda. The SpeechStory Coordinator offers a different skills lesson each session, as well as guided group speech evaluations.


Monday – Friday
Morning or Afternoon


Your School
Santa Cruz County, CA


additional week 7 - preparation for april 3, 2020 contest

The anticipation of participating in the SpeechStory Contest adds extra excitement to the Workshop and focus for the students. Each group of 12 students is divided in Speech teams that work together to write speeches, perfect the delivery and prepare their chosen speakers to represent their school. The SpeechStory Coordinator will offer specific speech coaching in a 7th-week contest preparatory session.

contest date

April 3, 2020


Holy Cross Church Hall

Santa Cruz CA

I had so much fun doing the speeches. My favorite part was the speech contest.
— Giuliana
“May I present our next speaker, Isabella, giving her About-Me Speech.” - Dylan

“May I present our next speaker, Isabella, giving her About-Me Speech.” - Dylan

I have learned so much. My speech giving skills are so much better. I wish we had more classes.
— Thomas
I feel more confident now. I don’t feel that nervous anymore.
— Karolina