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SpeakWell Acting Camp with Actress Amy Hargreaves Comes to Harvey

Amy Hargreaves SpeakWell Theater Program

Harvey Summer Camp concluded an amazing week with the SpeakWell Amy Hargreaves Acting Camp on the Harvey campus July 18-22. SpeakWell - a youth leadership program designed to build stronger students in strong communities - works with schools and camps across the country teaching leadership and communication skills.

Amy Hargreaves, a well-known actress often recognized for her work in "Homeland" and "13 Reasons Why," is a SpeakWell mentor who worked with Harvey campers this past week to learn codified acting and signing techniques and skills, script analysis, and monologues.

Not only did campers learn professional acting techniques, but more importantly, they had the opportunity to gain skills in leadership, listening, and speaking while building confidence and finding their voice. 

SpeakWell exercises are incorporated into the acting camp by its founder Patty Kennedy who helped campers learn and practice a growth mindset, focus, breathing, communication, and leadership, while mentor Ms Hargreaves offers real-life examples through acting.

Amy Hargreaves SpeakWell Theater Program

"So much of what goes into good and interesting acting - listening, openness, empathy, the ability to focus and present - is reflected in SpeakWell's curriculum," says Ms. Hargreaves. "Our acting camps are just a natural expansion of these ideas."

The Harvey School has partnered with SpeakWell during the school year, offering the John Wallace Basketball Program with mentor and former NBA player John Wallace, and the Amy Hargreaves Acting Program.

 

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