Speak and Lead with Pride

Improve your leadership and public speaking skills today!

The San Mateo County Chapter of OCA is now accepting applications for its premier Speak and Lead with Pride program for the 2019 year! This is a hands-on course designed to teach the art of public speaking and leadership skills to high school students. Over the course of 6 weeks, participants will gain remarkable confidence in their public speaking and leadership abilities. The course concludes with a recognition ceremony and speech contest for a $500 cash prize.

When: Six Saturdays, 10am - Noon, all in 2019
Jan. 26th, Feb. 2nd, Feb. 9th, Feb. 16th, Feb. 23rd, Mar. 2nd

Final Speech Competition & Recognition Ceremony – tentatively scheduled for Thursday, Mar. 7, 6-8:30pm
Where: Foster City Recreation Center, Crane Room
650 Shell Blvd., Foster City, CA 94404
Cost: Free for all students! 100% financed by OCA San Mateo

Due to the nature of the course, space is limited. So please apply early.

Applicants should be high school students who identify as being Asian Pacific American. Applicants must also commit to attend all six Saturday classes plus the Recognition Ceremony and Speech Contest, tentatively scheduled for the evening of March 7, 2019.

Applicants must submit a recommendation letter from their school counselor or teacher and their latest school transcript.

Applications and more information are available from your school counselor or by clicking on the following links
Application Flyer in MS/Office Word Format
Application Flyer in Adobe PDF Format

Deadline to apply: Friday, December 14, 2018

Photos and Videos From Previous Years

2010 San Mateo Speak and Lead Winner
Jennifer Kao Speaking at the
2010 OCA National Convention