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Youth Speaking Club for Grades 6-12 (Gavel Club)
The Gavel Club provides a unique hands on learning opportunity for people to practice and improve their communication and leadership skills. Unlike many learning experiences, instead of focusing on the things done wrong, we focus on the skills one currently has and give only a couple of things to improve each speech. The Gavel club works just like the typical Toastmasters meeting with prepared speeches, evaluations from peers, grammar and timing feedback, and impromptu speaking. In terms of leadership, the Gavel Club offers an amazing opportunity. While the moderators (who attend each meeting) provide feedback and instruction, they mostly guide the youths in leadership opportunities so the youth feel empowered to make decisions and eventually become the main leaders of the program. The club meets every 1st and 3rd Saturday from noon until 12:50pm at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Carrick Branch, 1811 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15210. There is no charge for the youth to attend. They are not required to attend every session, but "practice makes perfect" and it's encouraged that most sessions are attended.