Big Bear Lake, CA, October 17, 2011, 8:00am – Big Bear’s Toastmasters Club, “Bearly Speaking”, is sponsoring its first Youth Leadership program for students in the Big Bear Home School Group. Developed by Toastmasters International, the eight-week program is not in competition with school programs or courses, or other established youth projects. Instead, it’s a supplement to these programs, providing emphasis on specialized speaking and leadership skills and individual needs. Participants learn to overcome nervousness when speaking before an audience, organize and present ideas logically and convincingly, listen carefully to others’ ideas, and offer advice to help others improve their speaking and leadership skills. Participants increase their self-confidence as they learn. They also make new friends and have fun. For more information on how to start a Youth Leadership program in your organization, contact Bearly Speaking Toastmasters at 866-2819.