On March 29, the facilitators met individually with four students, Antonio, Ghoston, Charles and Rico, to give feedback on their speeches and advance their speech-giving development.
To kickoff the day, the Youth Justice facilitators, Evan and Jasmine, began by doing check-ins and giving each youth the option of which ice-breaker they would like to lead for the day. Three of the four youth chose to do “Two Truths and a Lie,” an activity where everyone tells two things that are true and one thing that is a lie and the other participants have to guess which is the lie.
Afterwards, the youth delivered his speech to both of the facilitators who were paying close attention to his tone, hand movements, level of eye contact, emotional connection, volume, and speed. Then each facilitator gave their feedback in the form of the T.H.E.E.V.S guidelines (see below). Once the feedback was give, the youth would exit to go and further hone their craft, and the next youth was brought in.
The session ended with the goal of going through this same process next week with the rest of the youth apart of the third cohort of Incarcerated Youth Speaking Out for Change.
When I get up in the morning, I feel like life starts all over.
Can you pass me the paper?
Waking up is hard sometimes.
I love breakfast.
You have to listen if you want to learn.
I have nothing else to say.
I love my family.
Good morning, my name is ______.
I want to talk to you about life in jail.
Come up with emotions as a team
Become a statue/The other team guesses the word
Mommy made me mash my m&ms
Make the sentence interesting!
Concentric circles feedback