Speaking classes for young people from disadvantaged neighborhoods

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Trouve Ta Voix
Île-de-France
54speech training funded
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30 € = 1 speech training
Why we love it?

Trouve Ta Voix offers an innovative training program for the most disadvantaged young people, teaching them the art of speaking so that they can regain their self-confidence and find their place in society. Don't miss the video of the final of the 2023 competition at the Château de Versailles!

The project

EducationSolidarity
Trouve Ta Voix trains middle and high school students from priority public schools in public speaking, enabling them to reveal their potential, enter the job market and open up their field of possibilities.
3500
young people
are trained in 2024
80
volunteers
students and young professionals get involved to train students on a daily basis
91 %
students
are more aware that their voice counts at the end of the training course

Solution

Trouve Ta Voix is committed to equal opportunity by providing long-term support to young people from the most disadvantaged backgrounds in their professional integration and the revelation of their potential through public speaking through various training programs.

The "Introduction to speaking" programs are aimed at 4th and 10th grade students from priority public schools, and are based on an innovative teaching approach that enables each student to express themselves in a caring environment, in order to: 
- reveal their potential; 
- gain self-confidence;
- open up their field of possibilities;
- take their place in society and contribute to a better way of living together.

Students deliver their speeches, individually or collectively, at events (speaking competition and Les collégiens ont la parole festival) in symbolic and prestigious locations in the Cité.

It's time for young people to have their say!
After 5 months of in-class training, it's time for the second-year students taking part in the Trouve Ta Voix program to express themselves to the general public!

Since the end of April, the representatives chosen in the classes have been representing their schools at the school finals. The students chosen at these finals will go on to defend their speeches and their schools at the academic finals (Paris, Versailles, Créteil, Occitanie), culminating in the Grand Finale in mid-June.
These finals are an opportunity for young people to take their place, in symbolic and prestigious venues, and give them access to a world that sometimes remains unknown to them.

For their part, the schoolchildren are also preparing for their restitution event! 
The representatives of the various classes will restitute their speeches on June 4, at the Théâtre de la Concorde, and all the classes will take part in an experiment in participative democracy.
It's time for young people to have their say!
The first classroom interventions have begun!
This is it! The volunteer trainers were indeed trained last December by Trouve Ta Voix, and since mid-January they've been visiting classrooms to train students in public speaking. 

And the first results are present: "It's crazy to see how an extremely shy student at the start of the session, who didn't even want to give her first name, ended up being the most dynamic student in the group by the end."

That's over 2,500 students from priority public middle and high schools in the Paris region, as well as in Occitania and the Grand-Est, who are being trained until May, in their classrooms over 10 sessions.

See you in May for the finals and restitutions, as well as the Festival Les collégiens ont la parole!
The first classroom interventions have begun!

The money will be used for

The money raised will finance:
  • the organization of training sessions in partner classes (free for schools);
  • the printing of teaching aids (for trainers and students);
  • the organization of the four stages of the speaking competition;
  • the organization of the Festival Les collégiens ont la parole;
  • the training of trainers.
Yes, we all have a voice, and we express it differently. We need to share it, and share our opinions now or in the future, in civic debates. We can change things by speaking out.
Zone d'action
Grand Est
Occitanie
Île-de-France
Captain Cause 2024 gem
Trouve Ta Voix is a member of the Captain Cause 2024 gems selection, thus guaranteeing its status as a certified association by meeting six criteria.
Financial stability
Innovation
Ambition
Governance
Transparency
Systemic impact
Sustainable development goals
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Align customer loyalty and solidarity.
Let's start!