Welcome to the Young Ambassadors Program Page! At Young Ambassadors, we offer quality programs in leadership, public speaking, debate, and more. Our Leadership and Public Speaking Program has been successful in many cities and continues to help students build confidence, enhance communication, and practice leadership on a regular basis. Our Leadership and Debate Program is featured in select cities and helps students from all backgrounds enhance critical thinking, research, and organizing their ideas. Here is more information on the skills we develop:
The Leadership and Public Speaking Program focuses on important skills such as critical thinking, confidence-building, teamwork, communication, leadership, time management, and more!
Does your child have the potential to be a great leader? At Young Ambassadors, we strongly believe every child has the potential to be a great communicator and influential person in if future if provided with the right tools and training!
The Leadership and Public Speaking Program is a weekly class offered for students from second to twelfth grade. We provide materials to all of our students, and during each session we keep students involved in hands-on activities that enhance each lesson. We offer classes year-round. Students learn to write their own speeches while developing EQ and skills that will last a lifetime.
At Young Ambassadors, we offer a variety of programs through city community centers, school sites, and our own facilities. You can register directly through us for programs offered at our own facilities or you can register directly through your cities Parks and Recreation Department for classes offered at your local community center.
The Leadership and Debate Program focuses on important skills such as critical thinking, teamwork, listening, research, analyses, and more!
The Leadership and Debate Program is a weekly class offered for students from third to twelfth grade. Led by highly experienced coaches, this exciting program will offer students the opportunity to work as a team, learn speech/ debate skills, develop research/analytical ability, and sharpen their listening skills/ ability to use precise language. Students learn time management, team work, leadership, and build friendships to last a lifetime.
Help students realize their potential and become pro-active. Be respectable leaders among their peers and community.
For more detailed information, or if you have questions regarding a specific location please CONTACT US.
Youth Leadership and Public Speaking
Age: 10-15 yrs.
Date: 10/11 – 3/28
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Prerequisite: Has some prior training in Public Speaking or attended our program prior
Free Trial Class
Age: 10-15 yrs old
Date/Time: 9/27, 5:30 -6:30 p.m.
Location: SCCCA, 9 Truman, Irvine
Regular Program (Registration starts on 11/1)
Age: 7-9 yrs old & 10-15 yrs old
Time: 5:30 -7:00 p.m. (7-9 yrs); 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. (10-15 yrs)
Date: Wednesdays, 1/17-5/16/2018
Walk- in: SCCCA, 9 Truman, Irvine. Registration is available from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily except Tuesday and Sunday
Telephone: (949) 559-6868 x 572
For more detailed information, or if you have questions regarding other location please CONTACT US via email: Leadership@young-ambassadors.org
What Parents are Saying:
Before taking Young Ambassadors Public Speaking & Leadership both my boys were extremely shy, but after this program they became more confident with public speaking and overall gained more confident in themselves. They are also now more pro-active and display more leadership in school and their daily activities.
My child was inexperienced in public communication before entering Young Ambassadors Public Speaking & Leadership, but through practice he became more confident. He was afraid to do his last speech, but he did it and we are so proud!
– The Wards
Before entering this program my child did not want to talk in front out people and didn’t speak loud enough. Young Ambassadors Public Speaking & Leadership has improved her confidence and communicating abilities. She said she loves the program!”
My child needed practice organizing his thoughts and conveying a message, through this program he had to compose speeches and practice them which improved his communicating abilities. His has been a very worthwhile experience.
Before taking Young Ambassadors Public Speaking & Leadership my daughter was very anxious to speak in front of people. Now she is able to handle public speaking better and appears to be less anxious.
Why are kids choosing Young Ambassadors Public Speaking and Leadership?
1. I wanted to take Young Ambassadors Public Speaking & Leadership because I would like to improve how I can express my view or ideas to others because often I stutter and forget my thoughts. – Farland, age 13
2. I wanted to take Young Ambassadors Public Speaking & Leadership because I want to be more confident talking in front of other people. – Camile, age 11
3. I wanted to improve talking to other people because I am always shy when meeting new people. – Amy, age 8
4. I want to eliminate my nervous habits so I can improve my grades. – Dan, age 10
5. I want to improve my speech because I know it will help me in a future job. – Casey, age 12
6. When I finished Series 1 of Young Ambassadors Public Speaking & Leadership, I already felt more confident and comfortable about giving speeches. – Collin, age 8
7. I now speak with sincerity, earnestness, and enthusiasm. – Nathan, age 9
8. After Young Ambassadors Public Speaking & Leadership, I am able to organize my ideas into a clear and logical outline. I am able to think quickly and clearly in an impromptu situation. – Fareen, age 11
9. I now gracefully accept others’ evaluations of my speeches and attempt to learn from them. – Jasmine, age 12
10. I now enjoy speaking before an audience – Brian, age 10
1. What is the Young Ambassadors Organization and the Leadership and Public Speaking Program?
Young Ambassadors is a non-profit organization founded in 2009. The Leadership and Public Speaking program is a summer and after-school program that helps students build confidence, enhance critical thinking and communication, and learn important leadership skills.
2. What is the general course layout for the Leadership and Public Speaking program?
Each session we have students take on leadership roles and complete speech drills. Through the course, students learn the fundamentals of public speech and leadership skills and build confidence and develop Emotional Intelligence. Students will learn goal-setting and time management through various activities. We ensure the lesson is hands-on and age appropriate, keeping each student with their age group.
Besides speech drills and confidence-building exercises, we also practice writing prepared speeches. During a prepared speech, students learn to prepare an outline. Once they have completed their speech, they are evaluated on the content and style of their speech. Throughout the year, we host student speech showcases where all the students compete and we present awards.
3. What are the age groups?
Generally, the students are divided into age groups of 7-9, 10-13, and teens. Different coaches facilitate the activities of each age group. The requirements for older students are also different from that of younger students.
4. How many students are in a class?
Our class sizes vary from small groups to large. The ratio for coaches to students is 10:1. Our max is 20.
5. What are the dates for the upcoming season?
To find out about the dates of upcoming sessions if they are not yet posted on the website, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at (714) 803-9200. We’ll be sure to keep you informed. We also want to accommodate parent’s schedules. Let us know your availability for any upcoming sessions and we’ll do our best to schedule our programs around that.
6. How do I register my child for the program?
For classes run directly through Young Ambassadors, you can register here. For community center classes, contact your local Parks and Recreation department to register. If you do not wish to register online, you can download the registration form and send it to us via:
– Email: email@example.com
– Mail-in: Young Ambassadors, 5862 Bolsa Ave #108, Huntington Beach, CA 92649
– Fax: (714) 892-7451
– Phone: (714)803-9200
7. When is the deadline for registration?
We keep registration open until the class is full, so there is no formal deadline date except we do request that all student info forms be submitted a week prior to the program. We recommend registering as soon as you can.
8. Who are the coaches?
We train all of our coaches and ensure they are well prepared for each lesson. Generally, they are college educated and have experience with public speaking in some capacity (theater, debate, Toastmasters, etc.) and also have worked with other youth programs or are pursuing careers in education. Check out our coach’s in the “ABOUT US” section.
9. We have vacation plans. Are there other options?
There are other cities with different dates, so if a time does not work out for you – you might consider registering for a different city. You can also call our office to ask about other issues that may come up (only missing one session, tutoring opportunities, etc.)
10. What opportunities will my child have during the program?
Students will have the opportunity to get involved in community service through our Leadership Project. In the past, we have made students from ages 2nd – 10th grade plan donation drives, holiday card campaigns, and more! We look forward to seeing the creativity new and continuing students bring to their Leadership Project for this year.
After the students have completed each session, we will be giving them the opportunity to speak in a formal setting at our Speech Showcase. We invite all friends and family, and special guest speakers. This is one of the highlights of our program as students get to showcase their skills and compete for prizes. We will be having Regional Events throughout the year.