March 09, 2017 at Build Chicago in Chicago.
The Public Speaking Contest is one of BUILD’s signature programs that encourage young people to put their stories down in print and then share them on stage before an audience and panel of judges. BUILD provided youth with public speaking classes over a four-month period to help them academically and professionally, as well as to boost their self-esteem and self-confidence. Youth practiced and met on Saturday afternoons to refine their speeches before having the opportunity to participate.
Winners will receive scholarships and the chance to share their story at BUILD’s Annual Dinner on May 5th 2017. The winners of this contest will receive a $1000, $500 and $250 College Scholarships provided by BUILD.