The Youth Leadership Program is a workshop consisting of eight one- to two-hour sessions that enable young people under the age of 18 to develop their communication and leadership skills through practical experience. The program is presented during or after school, or on weekends. In the workshop, young people learn valuable skills including:
● Evaluating their own speaking ability
● Preparing and giving speeches
● Giving impromptu talks
● Controlling their voice, vocabulary and gestures
● Giving constructive feedback and more
Participants are guided to script and deliver speeches at the meetings they take turns to conduct. The practicing of speeches and the roles they play add a lot to the confidence of the youth and ready them for leadership.
The participants are not charged. The costs are covered by sponsorship from the cooperating organisation such as the school, or a Toastmasters Club, or any other organization.
How the program works
Participants in the Youth Leadership Program are selected by a sponsoring Toastmasters 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.
For more info on youth leadership programs, check out the link below!
If you are interested to be a part of or be a co-ordinator of Youth Leadership Program, contact the Youth Leadership chair of D120, TM NT Swamy at (e-mail ID)