Be the voice that inspires real action 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 Speak4America!
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!
With Dallas Mayor, Mike Rawlings, during the 2018 opening of our garden at the St. Jude's homeless shelter in Dallas, TX.
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. Check out these speeches in our "Gallery of S4A Speeches" and see if this sparks ideas for you to pursue at your school! You can always submit a 4-minute video of your speech through this website to let your voice, ideas, and leadership be heard!
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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!
Founder & President of Speak4America
Luke is a senior at The Cambridge School of Dallas. As an avid speech & debate participant, founder of his school's Speech & Debate Club, and aspiring tech/social-entrepreneur, he founded S4A to empower high school students to use their voices to inspire improvements within their schools and communities. He created "Speak4Cambridge" to give Cambridge students a platform to present their speeches describing their love of the school and enthusiasm for the school's re-building capital campaign. He also serves as Class President and is a point guard for varsity basketball team.
Head of Communications & Social Media
Charlotte is a senior at The Cambridge School of Dallas, member of the Varsity track team, president of Pro-Life Club, and school prefect.
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Luke is a senior at The Cambridge School of Dallas, member of the Speech & Debate Club and mock trial team, and varsity tennis and basketball teams.
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Marlei is a senior at The Cambridge School of Dallas, an Eagle Scout, and Captain of the varsity basketball team.