Simmons Pinckney Outreach
SPEAK UP in 2017-2018
Every Monday throughout the school year a group of Cadets works with students in the 21st Century Program at Simmons Pinckney Middle School. We build a bond with the students through theater games. Our goal is to encourage each student to be confident when speaking in a room of their peers.
We give the students the opportunity to express themselves creatively through improvisational games. We have them do team building excercises as well to help build relationships across grade levels.
This year we are focusing on helping the students at Simmons Pinckney develop their own speeches. We want them to be able to Tell us about themsleves, Introduce themselves using Confidence, and have Knowledge about their subject (T.I.C.K). We will hold a Henry Dale Smith Jr. Speacking Competition in the Spring and have the students execute their new skills in front of their peers, parents, and cadets. We already had our first meeting and the students were excited to tell us what makes them T.I.C.K !
We are constantly building our team of cadets to keep the bond growing between The Citadel and Simmons Pinckney. Our goal is to be able to expand this program to other schools in the future. It's a great way to get volunteer and service hours! Contact Danielle Rhodes at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!