WKCD Speech Contest 2009: Crisis and Hope

Last Updated: April 02, 2009

What Kids Can DoYoung people today are living through a time of economic and world crisis. But crisis also gives birth to hope and opportunity. As Graduation Day approaches, What Kids Can Do (WKCD) invites students across the country—age 12 to 19—to raise their voice and let others know what matters most to them, in this moment and in the years ahead.

Students do not need to be an actual graduation speaker to submit their speech—WKCD is looking for speeches students would LIKE to give.

The speech must be 300-600 words long and address the theme, "Crisis and hope in these trying times." There will be five winners ($100 gift certificate from Amazon.com).

Winning speeches along with honorable mentions will appear on the WKCD website. The deadline for submissions is May 18, 2009. Winners will be announced in early June.

Click here to get started, or visit http://www.whatkidscando.org/ for more information.