Calling All Teens!


Join us for the inaugural class of the Capital District YMCA Toastmasters Leadership Program! Are you interested in learning how to improve your public speaking skills? Communicate more effectively? Considering becoming an Influencer? 

The Toastmasters Youth Leadership program is designed to develop the speaking and leadership skills of young people. By developing these skills, young people will be better prepared to meet the demands and challenges of today’s world.

The Youth Leadership Program is a workshop consisting of eight one- to two-hour sessions that enable young people (ages 13 – 18) to develop their communication and leadership skills through practical experience. 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


This 9-week program runs on Wednesdays from 6 – 7:30pm beginning October 21st!