Public Speaking Sessions and Contest
Some believe that public speaking is the number one fear among people. Every day brings a host of opportunities that require public speaking skills.
Through its Public Speaking Program, YLSBC empowers its members (12 years old age and older) with the ability to become articulate and confident in expressing their ideas. The bi-weekly sessions prepare members for an open public speaking contest where the winning contestants receive bursaries and numerous awards for their post-secondary education.
Open Public Speaking Contest is held every May and is open to all BC Students. The contest dates will be announced soon.
External Programs recommended by YLSBC
BC Youth Parliament
As part of the Public Speaking Program, members are encouraged to join the British Columbia Youth Parliament. This provides them with an opportunity to not only enhance their public speaking skills but also increase their understanding of the Canadian legislative process, levels of government and the constitution.
The British Columbia Youth Parliament will be holding it's 90th Session from December 27th to the 31st and applications are now available. YLSBC members have attended this program in the past and have had a wonderful experience. They were able to make many new friends and had the opportunity to participate in many compelling debates.
Model United Nations
As part of the public speaking training, members are encouraged to join the YLSBC’s Model UN Conference (MUN). This program provides them with an opportunity learn about the UN process of debating complex issues while honing their public speaking skills. Our third MUN conference is scheduled for March 10, 2019. Applications for Secretariate and Staff positions for 2019 conference will be opened soon.
Our long term goal is to prepare a team to participate in Global MUN Conference in New York City in 2020.
Learn more about YLSBC's Model UN program.