Every day as students come to SOAR we offer different opportunities within their classrooms, communities, and all over the country. It is our goal each year to expand the amount of exposure our students receive, as we believe this allows them to gain skills they will utilize the rest of their lives.
The Amazing Shake
Each Spring, our Amazing Shake competition puts these leadership skills to the test. From lightening-round scenario stations to the Gauntlet, the Amazing Shake teaches students the nuances of professional interaction such as how to give a proper handshake, how to "work a room," how to give a successful interview, and how to remain composed under pressure.
Many of our students do not grow up with "social capital" - environments where they are exposed to professions that call for more advanced skills and degrees.
The Amazing Shake competition not only puts them face-to-face with these professionals but facilitates a life-changing process that transfers belief from others to belief in themselves and their future.