Youth Leadership programs ends with presentations by Soualiga Elite youth


PHILIPSBURG – The Soualiga Elite Youth consist of members of the St. Maarten Youth Parliament and PEP Foundation. “In collaboration with the coordinators of this organization, we saw great potential and we were elated to give this Toastmasters International Youth leadership training to these youths under the umbrella of Soualiga Corporate Toastmasters Club,” organizers said in a press release.

The youth leadership training is a recognized program by Toastmasters International and this training helps young people build their communication and leadership skills, so they may become tomorrow’s leaders in society.

This program has an eight-session workshop, designed to enable participants to develop their potential through practical experience, which will enable them to: Overcome nervousness when speaking before an audience; Organize and present ideas logically and convincingly; Listen carefully to others’ ideas; Offer advice to help others improve their speaking and leadership skills; Participate in, and even lead, group discussions in meetings.

“We are very proud with the growth and confidence in these youth,” continued the release.

Soualiga Corporate Toastmasters Club thanked parents and guardians of members of the Soualiga Elite Youth for allowing them to participate in the sessions. Members are: Nacirfa Bedminster, Ian Fritz, Déjeunique George, Dwayne Griffith, Alyzée Groeneveldt, Kamilah Gumbs, Jemila Holaman, Rahim Leonard, Daniella Maccow, Vanessa Mathews, Kimani Olivacce, Mhakeda Shillingford, Angelique Warno, Jessica Weeks, Aarin White and Astra White.