Youth Programs

Youth Leadership Program

The Youth Leadership Program is a workshop consisting of eight one- to two-hour sessions that enable those 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 will learn how to:

  • Evaluate their own speaking ability
  • Prepare and deliver speeches
  • Give impromptu talks
  • Control their voice, vocabulary, and gestures
  • Give 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 limited to 25 students. Meetings are like Toastmasters club meetings in that there is 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.


Interpersonal Communication

Are you a teacher or active community member who wants to help teenagers grow their communication skills? The Interpersonal Communication program helps teens build effective listening and communication skills while understanding their own communication style. The program includes two manuals: the Team Member Manual, which has short assignments and materials to supplement group activities, and the Team Leader Manual, which includes the text of the Team Member manual plus notes for the teacher/mentor to explain activities and start discussions.

Review the Interpersonal Communication Kit to learn more.