Welcome to Speak4America

Welcome to Speak4America

Welcome to Speak4America Welcome to Speak4America Welcome to Speak4America

Welcome to Speak4America

Welcome to Speak4America

Welcome to Speak4America Welcome to Speak4America Welcome to Speak4America

Why Join Speak4America?

Be the voice inspiring real improvement projects in your school or community! Let's do this to make a difference and get things done with volunteers! Let's do this to demonstrate and improve your speaking and leadership skills! Let's do this for the love of your school, community, and country! Let's do this so your call to action will be publicized on the S4A online platform! For whatever good reason, let's do this! Click on this video below to hear S4A founder, Luke Blazek, introduce S4A!

Speak4America Featured on Dallas ABC News

TV feature segment from the Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 broadcast

S4A Mission: " Words Inspiring Action "

Join our Movement! Speak4America started with the October 5th DFW-wide speech competition to become an online community where high school students are empowered to utilize their speaking talents to deliver 4-minute speeches about improvements projects that they want to inspire and lead in their school or community. These speeches are publicized through the Speak4America online platform where each speech may be celebrated and receive community feedback & support to help launch your causes, projects, or initiatives. While students might normally use their speech & debate talents for competitions, Speak4America redirects those talents to inspiring real improvements in one's school or community. In this day of endless divisive ranting on CNN, FoxNews, and Twitter blaming "the other person" for the problems in America, the focus to write and perform a constructive and unifying speech is missing. It's time to have a student-led movement of take-charge enthusiasm calling for tangible volunteer projects and bringing people together. Speak4America has partnered with VolunteerNow, a Dallas-based provider of the volunteer management portal VOLY.org with 100,000s of volunteers looking to help you with your project or cause, but only if you inspire and lead them first. E pluribus unum: from many inspired actions we will improve our schools and communities, one by one, and make America better for all!

How S4A Works

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Inspire with a Speech

Improve Your School & Community

Inspire with a Speech

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Lead a Team

Improve Your School & Community

Inspire with a Speech

Here is me

Improve Your School & Community

Improve Your School & Community

Improve Your School & Community

With Dallas Mayor, Mike Rawlings, during the 2018 opening of our garden at the St. Jude's homeless shelter in Dallas, TX.

Press Release

VolunteerNow to host Speak4America high school speech competition on October 5, 2019 in Dallas, TX promoting volunteerism

Feature Article by Dallas Innovates Magazine

"Speak4America: Competition Lets Students 

Use Their Voices to Inspire Volunteerism"

S4A DFW Wide Competition

To initiate this student-led inspirational speech movement, S4A hosted a DFW wide high school speech competition on Oct. 5, 2019 in which students from all over the Dallas-Fort Worth area delivered 4 minute speeches about tangible improvements or projects they want to see done in their school or community. Our 2nd DFW competition will take place this Spring; please sign up on the link below to learn more and participate. Check out these speeches in our "Gallery of S4A Speeches" and see if this sparks ideas for you to pursue at your school! For more information or to submit your 4-minute video speech, please email us at Speak4America@gmail.com.  

Let your voice, ideas, and leadership be heard! 

S4A & VolunteerNow Headquarters  

2800 Live Oak Street, Dallas, TX 75204

Speak4America@gmail.com

Where Do I Submit a Speech?

President John F. Kennedy's Call to Action

Check out this call to action video. No rants, no drama, no disrespect. Instead, JFK inspires a nation to go to the moon, not because it was easy but because by working together it could be done. His speech is clear, concise, compelling and confident. Similarly, we challenge you to deliver a powerful motivational speech about an improvement you want done at your school, and then step up to lead volunteers to get it done!  We are partnered with VolunteerNow, a nationally recognized non-profit with an army of volunteers here in DFW ready to help with your project, but you need to inspire them first. Your words can be the rocket fuel to launch your project and improve your school/community!

Our Team

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Luke G. Blazek

Finley G. Caughran

Charlotte Mbwala

Founder & President of Speak4America. A Senior at The Cambridge School of Dallas. 

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Charlotte Mbwala

Finley G. Caughran

Charlotte Mbwala

Co-Director of Communications. A Senior at The Cambridge School of Dallas.



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Finley G. Caughran

Finley G. Caughran

Finley G. Caughran

Co-Director of Communications & Social Media. A Junior at The Cambridge School of Dallas.



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Luke S. Lewis

Marlei K. Burrowes

Finley G. Caughran

Chief Marketing & Financial Officer. A Senior at The Cambridge School of Dallas.

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Marlei K. Burrowes

Marlei K. Burrowes

Marlei K. Burrowes

Asst. Communications & Social Media Director. A Senior at The Cambridge School of Dallas.

Our Sponsors/Partners

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