Speaking Out THIS SUMMER
Kirk Latimer and Gabriel Giron’s non-profit program Speaking Out is back and badder than ever this summer in Battle Creek. It’s Speaking Out with a vengeance and its coming at the end of this month!
With our first program under our belt, all we can say is that we had an overwhelming amount of success. You would not believe the change and growth these youths made if you had not seen it yourself. We were honored to watch those we worked with learn how to shape their experiences with the power of their words. There is no doubt to anyone who attended the final celebration that these youths are powerful, their voices are valid and their futures are clear and brighter than ever.
With such overwhelming success (watch for a video of the final performance coming soon), we are coming back to Battle Creek once again to bring it stronger and harder than before. Working closely with Sean Washington of the Mylestone Project, Kinetic Affect will help to lift up the youths voices and helps those who are experiencing trouble in their lives to elevate above the noise and be heard in real and exciting ways.
The Speaking Out Program for the summer will run with a new structure and format to improve upon the old model, but will teach the same set of skills and end in a final performance unlike any kind Battle Creek has seen before. We’re excited to get the program started at the end of June.
Enrollment is free to those in need of the program in the Calhoun County area. For those interested in learning more on how to get involved or how to enroll themselves or a particular youth in Speaking Out, call Sean Washington of the Mylestone Project at 269-753-9938.
Hi, I graduated from high school at Kalamazoo Central 3 years ago…I just wanted to let you know that lately, whenever I need something empowering, I listen to your words. Since graduating I’ve moved to New York and I’ve been sharing your words and stories here and you’ve got many fans here now. I hope you’re both doing well, and I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate you.-
…I was at Lakeside Academy and attended the classes that were put on by Speak It Forward. I loved and appreciated what you did for me and my fellow peers. It has been almost a year and a half since I left and I’m doing much better now. The things you taught me I still use to this day. Thank you.-
I still wear my shirt from your first performance downtown Kalamazoo. Circa 2006 or so… You guys are the TRUTH!!!-