At SOAR, we help bring out the leader in all our students. Every day. All year long.

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.


Join Us

The Amazing Shake is a unique opportunity for leaders in our community to experience the courage, confidence and potential of SOAR students and we hope YOU will join us this year!





For the first time, SOAR took 16 students to Washington DC for a once in a life-time experience. We went to the Capitol, Newseum, The Holocaust Museum, The Spy Museum and so much more.

Each student fundraised up to 750 dollars each for their trip. By giving them this opportunity to take ownership was inspiring to see how they can RISE UP.

We plan to take more students Summer of 2020. Be on the look out for our student’s fundraising pages to support this amazing opportunity.