A group of Carmel Valley teenagers will showcase their public speaking skills for their family, friends, and community members on March 22 at Taste of Italy in Torrey Hills. The teenagers will celebrate the completion of Teen Speaking Skills, an eight-session course designed to empower teens and pre-teens to become confident, effective communicators.
The graduation event will begin with the students showcasing their talent during a persuasive speaking competition. Next, the students will be honored for their achievements during the recognition and awards ceremony. The event will begin on March 22 at 3:30 p.m. at Taste of Italy in Torrey Hills. Members of the public are invited to attend, however, an RSVP is required.
Teen Speaking Skills courses are taught by Carmel Valley resident Kathleen Behrens, a credentialed educator and the Carmel Valley Toastmasters Area Governor. The next Teen Speaking Skills sessions will begin during the third week of April. In addition to the basic course for teens, an advanced course for teens, a pre-teen course for third through fifth grade students, and an interview skills course for high school students will be offered. For additional information on course dates and times or to RSVP for the graduation event, please visit