We couldn’t be prouder of our young people for sharing their emotional and heartfelt stories of success during our 9th Annual Public Speaking Contest.

We awarded over $2,500 in scholarship prizes and the participants will have a speaking opportunity at our 50th Annual Gala on May 3, 2019 at Navy Pier!

We would like to thank Hon. Patricia Spratt, for another year of her support to this year’s wonderful group of speakers and for hosting the event along with a special thank you to all of our judges who certainly had the most difficult task of the evening.

BUILD’s Public Speaking Program provides youth with public speaking workshops over a four month period that not only prepare them for this contest, but also helps them academically and professionally, as well as boost their self-esteem and self-confidence.

Check out photos from our Public Speaking Event on Facebook!

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