STARS debate program offers two courses

Stars Educational Consortium will be offering the following after-school and weekend programs November 4 – December 14, 2012 in an effort to help students become more successful in life, school and to prepare for the upcoming middle school Stars Debate Program which starts in early January. Following are the programs, meetings times and costs.
Both courses are geared towards current 6th-8th grade students.
Speech Masters: In this program students will learn effective public speaking strategies and techniques. Students will also practice active listening and speech writing. Student speeches will be recorded weekly so that they can take the videos home to review their progress and areas needing improvement with friends and family. Students will practice giving impromptu as well as planned speeches.
Speech Master students meet once a week. East students have the choice to meet on Thursdays or on Sundays.  All other students will meet on Sunday’s at Botsford from either 1-3pm or 4-6pm. Space is still available for these sessions and begin November 4th. Fee: $65
Social Skills: Success For Life: Led by a Licensed Social Worker from Lincoln Behavioral Services. In this program students will learn how to better control their emotions and receive encouragement that will help build their self esteem. The program also addresses the root causes of bullying and being bullied. In addition to group discussion and face to face interaction, students are able to communicate privately with the Social Worker through a journal in which the Social Worker will read and write back to students in their journal on a weekly basis. Students learn various social skills that will help them in leading successful lives in high school and beyond. Fee: $50 
Social Skills: Success For Life is only offered on Sundays at Botsford. Times to chose from are 11am-12pm and 3pm-4pm.
For more information or to register for these programs, please visit or email

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