Youth Leadership Program (YLP)
Updated Date: 2020-09-23
Interested in conducting a Youth Leadership Program or starting a Gavel Club?
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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
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.