Vocal Confidence Youth started in 2010 as an initiative of ASotH (Advanced Speakers on the Hill) members Joyce Troung and Penny Batey as an initiative of Toastmasters’ eight-week Youth Leadership Program.
Today, it is rebuilt as United Speakers Global and has blossomed into a full-fledged club serving youth aged 8 to 18 years around the world. Under the guidance of experienced youth leaders, the club helps young people build communication and leadership skills to carry them throughout their life. Members are able to achieve an increased level of self-confidence while the club maintains a fun and interactive environment. Youth are invited to visit United Speakers to see how our program works.
First Youth Leadership
Preparation for a New Gavel Club
Vocal Confidence Youth
Revival of YLP Sessions
Rebrand as United Speakers
Launch of International program and 3 new branches in Canada
Registered non-profit and rebrand as United Speakers Global
Over 100 students eager to practice
Expanding globally with branches all over the world
With these 3 goals in mind, to educate, to inspire and to empower, USG ensures that their members are in a safe, and opportunity filled environment.
At United Speakers, we want to build a nourishing environment where students feel comfortable to share ideas. To make this possible, we follow 3 main goals.
To educate students on how to effectively write and present speeches. Content is definitely important, and guided by USG's enriching curriculum, members will learn a tremendous amount of new things about topics ranging from writing a hook, to vocal variety. This goal will be applied during the 20-40 minute lesson during every meeting delivered by a qualified youth leader.
To inspire members to speak on topics they care about. Throughout the summer session, we will be exploring speeches ranging from ted talks and competitions to speeches by monumental figures like Malala and Martin Luther King. We hope that students will find inspiration from these speeches, and find a passionate topic that they could talk about.
To empower and develop confidence within students enhance their public speaking abilities. Arguably the most important goal of the 3, we want to ensure that members develop the confidence to present in front of a group of people. Through practice with table topics, improv games, and fun activities, we will work towards a strengthened set of communication skills.