Our Speakers League youth public speaking clubs are a fun, supportive environment where you can become more comfortable and confident with public speaking. Members have opportunities for impromptu speaking, prepared speeches, and peer-to-peer evaluation.
Recommended for children ages 10-17, though capable younger children may also join on a provisional basis (click here for guidelines). Enrollment accepted year-round, as long as there is space in the club.
Central OC/Tustin (after-school hours)
North OC (Fullerton)
Westside (Near 405 & 10)
South Bay (Near 110 & 405)
Redondo Beach (after-school hours!)
IMPORTANT NOTE: AS OF JULY, 2018, our Artesia Skill Builders Club is closing indefinitely - feel free to join the mailing list in case we establish a new club. Or go to the Speakers League page to learn more about our 9 other Southern California public speaking clubs!
Skill Builders Speakers League clubs are a great place to learn public speaking skills, for children who need a little extra time or assistance. This includes younger children (beginning around age 6), but also older kids (up to age 17) who may be especially shy or have special needs.
Skill Builders modifies the more businesslike Speakers League format of impromptu speaking, prepared speeches, and speech evaluation, by weaving in learning games and activities, and even a snack break, to provide a fun, individually-paced, progressively-challenging environment to learn typical Speakers League activities and meeting management.
Though Skill Builders clubs are adult led, the presence of a parent, or other adult aide, may be required to assure any needs are met that might arise for the member. (A parent or aide can attend to multiple children, if they are siblings.)
Must meet our Skill Builders readiness guidelines. Enrollment accepted year-round, as long as there is space in the club.
(currently no locations in Southern California - contact Doreen if you're interested in helping to run one!)