In our Amazon Alexa Skill of the Week series, we generally highlight applications and skills for businesses. In this weeks series, we are highlighting a skill that was created to help benefit a great foundation which is raising awareness around an important social issue,  teenage depression and anxiety.

Drew Firment and Terren Peterson collaborated to develop the Speak Up Amazon Alexa Skill, for the Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation.  The mission of the foundation is to fulfill Cameron’s dream and legacy by being a positive force that works to cultivate awareness and understanding of teenage depression and anxiety. You can learn more about Cameron’s inspiring story here.

Alexa Skill of the Week

The Speak Up Skill currently has the following functionality:

  • You can say, give me a quote and I will read an inspirational quote.
  • You can say, play Cameron’s song and I will play a song that is a tribute to Cameron Gallagher.
  • You can say, give me a minute of mindfulness and I will help you relax.
  • You can say what are upcoming events, and I will list you what events the foundation has on the calendar.
 Leverage the Power of Voice for a Great Cause
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Drew Firment and Terren Peterson have both committed to donating $1 for each 0f the first 100 users that try the skill, and VoiceXP will match their commitment!

To learn more or to download the Speak Up Skill, visit the site here or it can be activated via the Alexa app, available for both Apple and Android.  From there you can simply say “Alexa enable Speak Up” and make a positive impact for a great cause!


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