Think of the successful leaders you know

They all have one trait in common – the ability to communicate effectively.  The Youth Leadership program empowers kids to meet the challenges of adulthood and leadership successfully. Sponsored and conducted by Toastmasters International and its local clubs, Youth Leadership helps young people build their communication and leadership skills so they may become tomorrow's leaders in business, industry and the community.
 
Purpose of the Program

Every young person has the potential to become a good communicator and leader, but this potential needs to be developed. The program's unique and engaging eight-session, workshop-style design enables participants to realize this potential through practical experience, providing emphasis on specialized speaking and leadership skills while taking into consideration individual needs. 

Participants learn to:

  • Overcome nervousness when speaking before an audience.
  • Organize and present ideas logically and convincingly.
  • Listen carefully to others' ideas.
  • Offer advice to help others improve their speaking and leadership skills.
  • Participate in - and even lead - group discussion or meetings.

 

Participants increase their self-confidence as they learn. They also make new friends and most importantly have fun! Toastmasters is an enjoyable learning experience!

The Participants

Each Youth Leadership program group is made up of 15 to 20 participants. That way, each child receives individual attention and has the opportunity to get practical experience.

There is usually no cost to participants for tuition or materials. The materials used in the program are produced by Toastmasters International and are provided by the sponsoring Toastmasters club, which orders them from Toastmasters World Headquarters for a small fee.

The Sponsors

A local Toastmasters club serves as sponsor and provides the experienced coordinators needed to execute the program. These adults have volunteered their time and talents to serve young people and are passionate about helping youth to improve their communication and leadership skills. 

Contact Information:

If you are interested in your child participating in a program, or are a Toastmasters member interested in your club sponsoring a program, please reach out the District 83, 2020-2021 Youth Leadership Program (YLP) Chairs mentioned below for more information:
 
District 83, YLP Email : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Somesh Chablani, DTM | Youth Leadership Program Chair | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
 

Club Anniversaries This Month

Charter DateClub NameAnniversary
September 1st 1981Midtown Toastmasters ClubCelebrating 40 Year Anniversary
September 1st 2009Travelers ToastmastersCelebrating 12 Year Anniversary
September 10th 2007RealTalk ToastmastersCelebrating 14 Year Anniversary
September 1st 2006ETHI-Comm ClubCelebrating 15 Year Anniversary
September 1st 1965Somerville ToastmastersCelebrating 56 Year Anniversary
September 1st 1993Speakers Corner Toastmasters ClubCelebrating 28 Year Anniversary
September 20th 2016What Exit?Celebrating 5 Year Anniversary
September 1st 1957Essex ToastmastersCelebrating 64 Year Anniversary
September 1st 2005Jim Friend ToastmastersCelebrating 16 Year Anniversary
September 12th 2011TDA Harborside ToastmastersCelebrating 10 Year Anniversary
September 1st 1961Wayne ToastmastersCelebrating 60 Year Anniversary
September 17th 2018VZW WN Toastmasters ClubCelebrating 3 Year Anniversary
September 28th 2018Harborside Financial CenterCelebrating 3 Year Anniversary
September 25th 1997UBS NJ Toastmasters ClubCelebrating 24 Year Anniversary

Traveling Gavel

The Traveling Gavel is currently at Merck Achievers Toastmasters Club. Captured on August 19th 2021.
Here are the rules if you would like to capture the gavel for your club.

1. Contact the host club. Current contact is Alasdair King E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
2. Get three members of your club to attend the meeting of the club that currenly has the gavel.
3. Particpate in the meeting.
4.Submit form with details about the meeting. Click Here to Submit Gavel Capture
5.Proudly display the virtual traveling gavel on your club website.

Transfer of the physical traveling gavel is suspended until further notice.