20 Years of Youth Leadership at Westbourne Grammar 1998 – 2018

In 1998 Werribee Toastmasters International commenced a Youth Leadership program with Westbourne Grammar School’s Year 11 and 12 students, a program that after 20 years is still running successfully.

Wendy Powell and May Wilson, two of the original WTM team that commenced the program in 1998 are still continuing the good work.

Wendy says: “The students are always enthusiastic in preparing and presenting speeches and evaluations. Their level of Evaluation is excellent and at a standard that would stand-up well at any Toastmasters meeting.

At the last meeting of each course, students invite other teachers and parents and have never failed to impress in demonstrating their abilities.
Looking back, 20 years seems a long time, but May and I wouldn’t have missed the experience of bringing the Youth Leadership program to Westbourne Grammar’s young people”.

In addition to the above, Wendy is introducing the Youth Leadership Program to the Point Cook Senior College, with the initial TM meeting commencing 23rd April 2018.
And of course Wendy and May also run the Youth Leadership program at Altona’s Seaholme Primary School.

Well done and congratulations Wendy and May on your joint, long standing and continuing effort of helping to enhance the speaking skills and self-confidence of young people in Melbourne’s West.

Wendy Powell, DTM

Daniel Iglesias, DTM & Charter Member Bruce Bedson

May Wilson, DTM