7/8 Grade Summer 2017 Classes

All classes will be held at Murray Hall, College Avenue Campus, Rutgers University. Classes will run from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.

Public Speaking: Don’t Just Speak, Speak Up!

Dates: July 31 – August 4

This is a week long class introducing middle schoolers to the art of making formal presentations. But this is not your usual Public Speaking class. It brings together lessons in project planning, executive functioning skills, research tools, organizing information, polished self-presentation and group collaboration. We believe that long term and regular speaking practice not only helps develop a sophisticated delivery style but also confidence, by desensitizing kids to speaking anxiety. We want kids to think of professional communication skills as an enduring facet of themselves, not something they have to suddenly worry about when they are in college.