Welcome to District 50 Toastmasters

THANK YOU for your interest in our District 50 Toastmasters Youth Leadership Programs!

Youth programs are for students under 18. Those 18 and above are required to join an Adult Toastmasters Club.  
We provide several programs suitable for the educational growth of the youth population that are lead by adult Toastmaster leaders. Youth Leadership Workshop and Gavel Clubs are our most recommended programs.

Youth Leadership Workshop is a program 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
Gavel clubs provide a safe platform for youth to practice public speaking, giving/receiving evaluations in a constructive manner, and to think on their feet in giving an impromptu speech (aka “Table Topics”). The clubs provide an opportunity for participants to master their leadership skills by filling helper roles during the meetings and even serving as a club officer. This is a self-paced program, offering a challenging, enjoyable environment that nurtures lifelong skills resulting in a greater self-confidence and personal growth by way of both communication and leadership skills.
Toastmasters International Youth Leadership Program – GAVEL CLUBS – Where Leaders Are Made!