Youth Leadership

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The Program is a workshop consisting of eight one- to two-hour sessions that enable participants to develop and leadership skills through practical experience. The program is presented during or after school, or on weekends. Participants learn to:

  • Evaluate present speaking ability
  • Organize and give speeches
  • Give impromptu talks
  • Control voice, vocabulary and gestures
  • Give constructive feedback
  • And more

How the program works

Participants in the Program are selected by a sponsoring club or by a cooperating organization (such as a school). The workshops are structured for small group learning and are limited to 25 students. They are presented by a coordinator who attends each meeting. Meetings generally follow a format similar to that of a Toastmasters club meeting, with an announced agenda that includes practice in parliamentary procedure, prepared and impromptu speeches and the selection of presiding officers.

Want to be a coordinator? Read the Youth Leadership Program Workbook and Youth Leadership Coordinator’s Guide to learn more.