Think of the successful leaders you know.
They probably have one trait in common – the ability to communicate effectively.
Kids need the Youth Leadership program so they can grow to meet the challenges of adulthood and leadership successfully. The program helps young people build their communication and leadership skills so they may become tomorrow's leaders in business, industry and the community.
Every young person has the potential to become a good communicator and leader, but this potential needs to be developed. The program's unique eight-session, workshop-style design enables participants to develop this potential through practical experience.
The program is not in competition with school programs or courses, or other established youth projects. Instead, it's a supplement to these programs, providing emphasis on specialized speaking and leadership skills, and individual needs. Participants learn to:
Participants increase their self-confidence as they learn. They also make new friends and have fun. It is an enjoyable learning experience!
Each Youth Leadership program group is limited to 12 to 15 people, with a maximum of 15. That way, each person receives individual attention and has the opportunity to get practical experience. Participants for the program are selected by Tamil Sneham after consultation with the instructor/coordinator from the local Toastmasters club. The program is not an award to honor those who already have become leaders. It’s designed for the much larger group who are still working on communication skills. Participants are selected for what they can become, not for what they already have done. Often teenagers want the course as a supplement to their high school education, or to prepare for college.
The program is presented in eight sessions after school, or on weekends. Each session usually lasts one to two hours. Activities taking place in the sessions include the following:
Generally, meetings follow a format similar to that of a Toastmasters club meeting. There is an announced agenda and participants learn and practice parliamentary procedure during each meeting. Lecturing is minimal, but discussion is held during each session. Participants, working from a handbook, select officers who preside over the meetings. The remaining class members are assigned other duties on a rotating basis, so everyone is actively involved. Participants also deliver short impromptu and prepared speeches. In every meeting, participants learn to apply the principles of listening, thinking and speaking.
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YLP Feb 2018 - Registration