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. 
 

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January 1st 1963Picatinny ClubCelebrating 59 Year Anniversary
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January 23rd 2007Madison Toastmasters at PfizerCelebrating 15 Year Anniversary
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January 27th 2014Iselin IcebreakersCelebrating 8 Year Anniversary
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January 4th 2016T and M ToastmastersCelebrating 6 Year Anniversary
January 1st 1987ACESCelebrating 35 Year Anniversary
January 20th 2017Gold Coast MastersCelebrating 5 Year Anniversary
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January 11th 2002Speak-UPS ToastmastersCelebrating 20 Year Anniversary
January 15th 2019Energy Speakers Toastmasters ClubCelebrating 3 Year Anniversary
January 23rd 2019Find Your VoiceCelebrating 3 Year Anniversary
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Traveling Gavel

The Traveling Gavel is currently at Rockland Toastmasters. Captured on December 7th 2021.
Here are the rules if you would like to capture the gavel for your club.

1. Contact the host club. Current contact is Diane Cuellar 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.