SpeakWell at Harvey

SpeakWell is a youth leadership and public speaking program that, through a structured curriculum, helps students build growth mindsets, confidence, self-esteem, focus, productive speaking and life skills. SpeakWell delivers its services through award-winning after-school programs. As part of the program, SpeakWell organizers arrange high-level opportunities for students to productively share their voice - which builds student confidence and provides a competitive advantage. Above all, SpeakWell's goal is to have fun!

Harvey Summer Camp is happy to partner with SpeakWell and offer two of its programs this summer on our campus.

2022 Basketball Camp with John Wallace & SpeakWell

Open to ages 8-14

Retired NBA player John Wallace teaches the ball handling, scoring, and conditioning drills that made him a “Beast in the Big East” at Syracuse University and first-round draft pick for the NY Knicks. Campers also learn mindset, speaking, and focus skills taught by SpeakWell founder, Patty Kennedy.

2022 Theater Camp with Amy Hargreaves & SpeakWell

Open to ages 8-16

Join "13 Reasons Why” and “Homeland" Actress, Amy Hargreaves & SpeakWell Founder, Patty Kennedy, acting & musical coaches Alyson Schacherer & Kevin Winebold to learn codified acting techniques, script analysis, develop character, improvisation, speaking, overcoming fear, positive mindset & have a lot of fun!


Meet The Founder of SpeakWell

Patty Kennedy is an entrepreneur, speaker, and Founder of SpeakWell.  She has lived and worked in the U.S., Eastern & Western Europe and Africa, given keynotes in 10 countries, and has more than 20 years of experience advising multinational companies and senior executives. In 2019, Patty founded Speakwell and helped a group of nine students develop strong mindsets, find and use their voice well. Those 7th-grade students became the first in the country from a middle school to each deliver TEDx talks. The program has grown to more than 1,000 students through after-school programs, basketball and acting camps. Students have spoken at international companies including BT and UBS and also written and published national articles. Patty developed the SpeakWell curriculum and serves as the program’s lead instructor. 

Learn more about SpeakWell here!