The ability to speak allows us to build connections with the people around us. The focus of our curriculum is to give our students the communication skills necessary to build strong bonds with the people around them. Our 10 level program focuses on expanding circles of connections, starting with “Me”, then moving to progressively larger groups (You, We, Us, Society).
Our program is more than just a public speaking class. On top of learning how to build a speech, change our voice, use our body, and create emotional, engaging impromptu, prepared, and evaluative speeches, we also teach a variety of leadership skills. From building confidence, to leading with emotional intelligence, and even how to compromise and teach, we cover a wide range of techniques and concepts that help our students to uncover their own speaking and leadership style.
All of our teachers are experienced in teaching children, not to mention excellent speakers. They are trained to give feedback that is tailored to each students needs, helping them to improve and overcome whatever challenges they may face on the road to becoming an exceptional speaker and leader.
What Students Will Learn
Key Skills and Concepts
Why Future V?
In our increasingly globalized world, the ability to confidently communicate is becoming more and more important as time goes on. The next generation of leaders will rely more and more on the ability to speak to find the success they seek. Future V understands this implicitly, and has designed its curriculum and classroom around the need to communicate. All our teachers are expert speakers and educators, bringing years of experience into the classroom, and passing along their skills and insight to our students. On top of being powerful speakers, our teachers are skilled childhood educators, making classes fun and informative for students. One of our goals is to make sure that not only to students benefit from coming to class; they want to come to class. With our small ten student classes, all of our students get the attention they deserve, with personalized feedback delivered by our teachers in an empathetic and engaging way.
When students leave our program, they aren’t just capable of writing a well crafted speech; they’ve grown in maturity, and as leaders. Additionally, they’re trained in how to improvise speeches quickly and effectively, meaning that even if something unexpected happens, they’re always prepared. Students are also taught a variety of other speaking styles and techniques, including motivational speaking, evaluation, persuasive speaking, and more. By giving our students such a broad skillset, we ensure that there’s no situation they will face that they will struggle to speak in.
However, at Future V, we don’t just think about the students, we know that the parents need to be a part of the process. Our committed administrative team maintains close relationships with parents, both online and offline, ready to provide any support necessary. We strive to keep the parents informed of and engaged with their child’s progress, compiling report cards at the end of each term prepared by our teachers who are trained to record students progress every class. On top of that, outside of the classroom we do our best to give our students speaking opportunities on larger stages, so they can hone their skills further. We’ve had students appear in national and international contests, as well as on TEDx stages, and more! We even hold our own annual public speaking contest together with the Warm Heart of Africa Foundation, which raises money and resources to help promote education in the African country of Malawi.
Our ten level curriculum is designed to teach students all aspects of speaking, giving them a well rounded foundation of communication skills on which they can build their relationships off of. The simple goal of our curriculum and materials is to teach the children how to build connections with those around them, and the importance of those connections in life. The ten levels are broken into five sections, “Me, You, Us, We, and Society,” each focusing on a progressively larger circle of connections. By the end of our program, students have learned to have faith in themselves, as well as how to connect with groups large and small.
Leading with Emotions
Speaking with Emotions
Motivating a Team
Leading in the Real World
Providing Powerful Feedback
Helping Others Learn
Building an Argument
The Art of Compromise
Real World Partnerships